Motorcyle, semi collide, injuring two on 25th StreetFARGO – Two people were injured, one seriously, when a motorcycle and semi truck collided on 25th Street South near Interstate 94 about 7 a.m. today, a Fargo police spokesman said.
By: Helmut Schmidt, INFORUM
FARGO – Two people were injured, one seriously, when a motorcycle and semi truck collided on 25th Street South near Interstate 94 about 7 a.m. today, a Fargo police spokesman said.
Both of the victims were on the motorcycle. A male juvenile passenger and the adult male driver were taken to Essentia Hospital, Lt. Joel Vettel said.
The juvenile was wearing a helmet, Vettel said. However, the adult was not wearing a helmet and suffered much more severe injuries, Vettel said.
Both vehicles were heading south on 25th Street South when the accident occurred.
The semi was swinging to the left to create enough clearance to make a right-hand turn on 23rd Avenue South, Vettel said. It was being followed by an over-sized-load warning vehicle, he said.
As the truck tried to make the right-hand turn, the motorcycle, which was originally in the left lane, moved into the right lane, passing the warning vehicle at 30 to 40 mph, Vettel said.
The motorcycle continued in the right lane, and tried to pass the semi on the right as it was making its right-hand turn, Vettel said.
The motorcycle then collided with the passenger side front quarter panel on the semi, Vettel said.
The names of the drivers and passengers involved will not be released until the family of the injured is informed, Vettel said.