JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 8:30 a.m. Joplin Fire Department station 4, 3402 South Main, were alerted to a crash near their location. Motorcycle and pickup involved in a serious crash.
Joplin Police Department, Joplin Fire Department and Newton County Ambulance responded.
UPDATE: Joplin Police PIO Capt. William Davis tells us Wednesday that the status of the motorcycle operator was serious when transported Tuesday from the crash. He still remains hospitalized in serious condition. No names are being released at this time as the crash remains under investigation.
Crash Team Member D. Farmer tells us the Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling north and the Ford F150 was traveling east. The impact of the crash spun the Ford nearly 180°.
The motorcycle operator, adult male, was transported Priority One to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Next of kin were notified just before 9:00 a.m. by JPD regarding the crash.
The pickup driver was not injured.
Traffic was diverted for a time by MoDOT Emergency Response. Then one lane northbound was opened. East and westbound traffic on E 34th is halted until the vehicles are cleared, which could be a few hours.
The Joplin Police Major Crash Team are utilizing their new crash mapping system FARO®️.
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