Motorcycle rider badly hurt in wreck in Goose Creek

A motorcycle rider was badly hurt in this wreck in Goose Creek Monday.

A motorcyclist was badly hurt when a car cut in front of him in Goose Creek Monday morning, according to police.

Joseph Benjamin Steele, 33, of Summerville was riding a black 1988 Honda motorcycle east on St. James Boulevard about 7:45 a.m., according to the incident report from Goose Creek police. A 2001 Ford Crown Victoria was traveling in the opposite direction and turned into the Hess station in front of the bike. Steele was thrown from the bike and airlifted to Medical University Hospital with severe injuries, according to police.

The car was a red and white taxi, according to a photo by a witness on scene. Significant damage to the passenger-side front bumper and engine compartment is evident.

Vincent Loyola Shaw, 59, of Chateau Avenue in North Charleston, the driver of the Ford, was charged with failure to yield right of way, according to Lt. Karen Nix.