Morning crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition
POSTED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 9:04pm
LAFAYETTE, La — 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.