VERO BEACH, FL - A motorcyclist was seriously injured after colliding with a US Postal Service mail truck in Indian River County Wednesday afternoon.
Police and emergency crews responded to the scene in the 1200 block of 66th Avenue shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to TC Palm. The Florida Highway Patrol said both vehicles were headed north when the 29-year-old motorcycle rider struck the mail truck while it was attempting a U-turn.
The motorcyclist, a Vero Beach resident, was rushed to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. He was not wearing a helmet, the FHP said. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
Both lanes of 66th Avenue were shut down between 12th Street and College Lane for several hours while the scene was being cleared.
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