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Fort Wayne Police: Alcohol may have played role in crash where motorcyclist critically hurt

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- A man has life-threatening injuries after police say the driver of a car, who they think was drinking, turned into the path of the motorcycle Monday evening in The Fort.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Spring Street and Rumsey Avenue on the city's near north side.

Police say the driver of the motorcycle, who was the only person on it, was found lying in the middle of the intersection.

Paramedics rushed him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the driver of the motorcycle was traveling east on Spring and the driver of the car, west.

Witnesses told officers the driver of the car failed to yield the right-of-way and turned in front of the motorcycle to go south on Rumsey.

Officers say the driver of the car wasn't hurt and cooperated with investigators, who say that person may have been drinking alcohol.

Police say the driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet.

No names have been released as the investigation continues.

Linda Jackson

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