Man injured early Monday in truck-motorcycle crash in North Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A man was was taken to a local hospital after he was injured in a motorcycle-pickup truck crash early Monday on a busy North Topeka highway, authorities said.
The crash was reported at 7:45 a.m. Monday on southbound US-75 highway just south of N.W. Lower Silver Lake Road.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2011 Can-Am three-wheel motorcycle was traveling south on US-75 highway in the left lane behind a 2020 GMC Sierra pickup truck.
Both vehicles merged into the right lane of the highway, and the pickup truck began “braking hard” because of stopped traffic in front of it, the patrol said.
The Can-Am motorcycle then rear-ended the pickup truck, the patrol said.
Following the collision, the motorcycle rolled over into a grassy slope on the right -- or west -- side of the roadway, where it came to rest.
The motorcycle’s rider, identified as Henry Charles Amon, 75, of Topeka, was transported by American Medical Response ambulance to a Stormont Vail Hospital with suspected serious injuries. The patrol said Amon was wearing a helmet.
The driver of the pickup truck, identified as Brady Lee Black, 39, of Holton, was reported uninjured. The patrol said Black was wearing his seat belt.
Meanwhile, traffic on southbound US-75 moved slowly through the area for about an hour as crews responded to the crash.
In addition to the Kansas Highway Patrol and AMR ambulance, the Topeka Fire Department and Topeka Police Department responded to the scene.
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