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Two drivers cited in crash that sent motorcyclist to hospital

Motorcycle accident temporarily stops traffic in Fairview Heights

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The drivers of two cars were cited in connection with a Fairview Heights crash that sent a motorcyclist to a hospital with severe injuries on Sunday.

According to Fairview Heights Police Department spokesman Tim Mueller, the driver of one of the vehicles was ticketed for failure to yield while the other was cited for driving without a valid license.

According to Mueller, the driver of a GMC pickup pulled out from the parking lot of the Circle K convenience store 10425 Lincoln trail onto the roadway into the path of an approaching Chevrolet coupe. The two cars collided and then the motorcyclist, riding a Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail, crashed into the wrecked car and truck.

“Because of circumstances, he had no time to act,” Mueller said of the motorcyclist.

The rider had severe injuries to his right leg and possibly a head injury, Miller said, noting that the crash victim was wearing a helmet at the time.

The rider was airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis where he had surgery. Mueller was unable to give an update about his condition Monday afternoon.

Police have not yet released the names of any of the people involved in the accident.

There were no other serious injuries in the crash, according to police.