Collision Sends Motorcycle Rider To Local Hospital

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WACO (June 25, 2013)--A motorcycle rider suffered serious head injuries Monday night in a collision with a pickup truck on a residential Waco street.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said John Olsen, 27, was taken from the scene of the accident at North 20th Street and Ethel Avenue to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.

He was in critical condition Tuesday.

The accident happened at around 7:40 p.m. Monday.

Swanton said the pickup truck, driven by a 33-year-old woman, was northbound on 20th Street, when the driver stopped at a yield sign and then drove into the intersection with Ethel Avenue.

Olsen was riding his motorcycle east on Ethel and his bike struck the left back side of the Ford Ranger pickup, Swanton said.

The pickup driver was not injured but was issued a citation for driving without a valid driver's license, Swanton said.

Swanton said speed may have been a factor in the accident.