A Tuesday morning wreck on rain-soaked Highway 69 South just outside Columbus” city limits sent a motorcyclist to the hospital after his bike slammed into the back of a pickup truck.
The cyclist, whose identity could not be confirmed by press time, suffered a broken arm and a broken leg after he was thrown from his black Yamaha sport bike shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The wreck happened near the intersection of Concourse Road and Highway 69 South when the motorcycle struck the back of a silver and green Chevrolet pickup truck turning right onto Concourse Road, according to Lowndes County Sheriff”s Department Deputy James Shelton.
After the crash, ambulance crews transported the cyclist to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, where he was treated for his injuries. The driver of the pickup was not injured in the incident.
Though police still are trying to determine the cause of the wreck, the collision occurred shortly after heavy rains soaked the area.
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