Monday, June 8, 2009

Accident closes Heart of America Bridge

UPDATE: The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:55 p.m. His name has not yet been released.

Original post:
Police are working a serious accident in the northbound lanes of the Heart of America Bridge. At about 2:04 p.m, a motorcycle was travelling northbound on the Heart of America Bridge when the driver looked down and began to swerve. He lost control of the motorcycle and struck the concrete wall on the right side of the roadway. He was transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries. He is believed to be a 38-year-old male.

The bridge is expected to be closed to northbound traffic for approximately two hours.