Biker injured after crash with pickup truck on US-23
July 22, 2022
Jessica Mathews / [email protected]
A motorcyclist is hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash with a pickup truck on US-23 Thursday night.
It happened around 6 p.m. Green Oak Fire Chief Kevin Gentry said a Livingston County EMS ambulance traveling north on US-23, south of M-36, witnessed a motorcycle accident where the cyclist was ejected from his bike and hit the median wall. He says the ambulance crew immediately began treating the injured cyclist and called Green Oak Police and Fire Department for assistance.
Gentry tells WHMI that the cyclist, a critically injured adult male, was transported to University of Michigan Hospital by the ambulance crew with a firefighter assisting in the transport. The other driver was not injured.
Gentry says initial reports indicate traffic slowed due to congestion and the cyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was unable to stop. He hit a vehicle in front of him with his motorcycle and was ejected from the motorcycle.
US-23 was partially closed from approximately 6 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.
The accident is still under investigation by the Green Oak Township Police Department and the Livingston County Major Accident Team.
A press release states that “The Green Oak Township Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted; Green Oak Township Fire Department, Livingston County Ambulance, Michigan Department of Transportation, Livingston County Major Crash Team, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Livingston County Central Dispatch”.