Morning crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:00am

An early monring motorcycle accident has put one man in the hospital.

At around 6:30 a.m., the Lafayette Police Department responded to a crash involving a motorcycle, located in the 3700 block of Moss Street.

Traffic investigators indicated that a pickup truck was attempting a U-turn maneuver, when it was struck by a motorcycle traveling on Moss Street.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 69 year old male of Carencro, was transported to an area hospital and remains in critical condition. The operator of the truck, Joseph Long, 34, of Breaux Bridge, was issued a citation for Improper U-turn and later arrested for 1st Degree Vehicular Negligent Injury.

Investigators do not suspect alcohol as being a contributing factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
   

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