Man treated and released from SMH after car hit his mo-ped

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By Jesef Williams

Lori Foster stood beside her Honda Accord on Friday afternoon near the intersection of Main and Spring streets hoping the man she collided with was OK.

About 1:30 p.m., Foster and Antonio McGriff, who was riding a mo-ped, wrecked at that intersection.

Foster was preparing to turn left from Springs Street to Main Street. McGriff was coming from the opposite direction and was heading straight, according to Lancaster police.

Foster failed to yield to McGriff. The two collided, McGriff flew off the mo-ped and ended up underneath the Honda.

Foster's daughter, who was in the passenger seat, immediately called 911.

McGriff, 37, was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries, Capt. Harlean Howard of the Lancaster Police Department said.

McGriff suffered no broken bones in the wreck, she said.

"This is the most nerve-wrecking thing. Thank God, he wasn't seriously hurt." said Foster, a Lancaster resident, while waiting for an officer to finish the accident reports.

Thirty minutes after the accident, Foster's eyes were still red from tears she shed earlier. She panicked after seeing McGriff go underneath her car.

Her vehicle suffered minor damage to the left side of the bumper and a fog light.

The mo-ped was left with pieces of its plastic scattered over the ground. The damage is estimated at $500, the report said.

Foster, 39, was charged with careless driving.

Contact Jesef Williams at 283-1152 or jwilliams@thelancasternews.com