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Elkhart County vehicle crash injures man

Elkhart County - The Sheriff's Department is investigating a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a van at the intersection of State Road 13 and County Road 34. It happened at 1:48 in the afternoon. 

The motorcycle was traveling southbound on the state road when colliding with the van. The van was traveling eastbound on the county road and then turned onto the state road into the path of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist has severe injuries to his left leg and was not wearing a helmet. The cyclist was airlifted to the hospital for fractures in the leg and cited for Operating a Motorcycle without a Motorcycle Endorsement.

No injuries to the the van driver were reported but the driver was cited for Failure to Yield.

This is the Sheriff's Department's fifth vehicle crash involving motorcycles in the past several days. 

"Motorists are again urged to be alert for motorcyclists, mopeds and bicycles," Captain James L. Bradberry, Elkhart Count Sheriff's Department, said. We all need to be reminded to be aware, watch for them and share the road safely. Motorcycle riders should be reminded to ride responsibly and maintain safe speeds and a wear a helmet."

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