Motorcyclist seriously hurt after crash with lawn care truck

The driver of the lawn care truck was given a ticket for failing to yield.

A smashed up motorcycle sits in the intersection of 52nd Avenue South and 53rd Street South.
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FARGO — The Fargo Police Department says a motorcyclist was seriously hurt after colliding with a dump truck Wednesday, Oct. 5.

According to police, the crash happened at around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of 52nd Avenue South and 53rd Street South, near the Fargo Basketball Academy.

It appears the motorcycle collided with the back part of the passenger side of the lawn care truck.

The eastbound lane of 52nd Avenue South was closed from Veterans Boulevard to the Interstate 29 interchange for nearly three hours, so officers could investigate.

The driver of the dump truck was given a ticket for failing to yield.

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Matt Henson is an Emmy award-winning reporter/photographer/editor for WDAY. Prior to joining WDAY in 2019, Matt was the main anchor at WDAZ in Grand Forks for four years. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended college at Lyndon State College in northern Vermont, where he was recognized twice nationally, including first place, by the National Academy for Arts and Science for television production. Matt enjoys being a voice for the little guy. He focuses on crimes and courts and investigative stories. Just as often, he shares tear-jerking stories and stories of accomplishment. Matt enjoys traveling to small towns across North Dakota and Minnesota to share their stories. He can be reached at and at 610-639-9215. When he's not at work (rare) Matt resides in Moorhead and enjoys spending time with his daughter, golfing and attending Bison and Sioux games.
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