WARREN COUNTY, MO — A 44-year-old St. Clair man suffered serious injuries Saturday afternoon after his motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck on Highway 47 in Marthasville, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Trooper J. L. Hughes responded to the crash in the southbound lanes of Highway 47 at the Highway D intersection shortly before 5:00 p.m.
The man was on a 1999 Yamaha XV1100 motorcycle that was stopped on Highway 47 while waiting to make a left turn onto Highway D. A 41-year-old Washington man driving a 2001 Ford F350 pickup truck failed to see the motorcycle was stopped and attempted to pass the bike just as it was turning left. The front of the pickup truck struck the bike.
The motorcyclist was transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with serious injuries. His condition has not been disclosed.
The bike and the pickup truck sustained total and minor damages, respectively, and were towed from the scene.
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