One person was injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon on Benham Street in Bonne Terre.
The crash occurred at 3:26 p.m. Preliminary reports indicate the cause of the accident was due to careless driving. Traffic was heading into town when a motorcycle driver maneuvered into the right lane near the stop light at Benham Street and Berry Road.
According to early reports from the police department, the driver of the motorcycle increased his speed in an attempt to pass traffic and while doing so, a Dodge Ram 1500 made a right turn into Cheap Smokes.
The Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of the truck, ejecting the driver. There were no apparent injuries to the driver of the truck and it’s unclear if the woman passenger on the bike was ejected or not.
The man operating the motorcycle was airlifted with non-life threatening injuries to a St. Louis area hospital and the woman on the bike didn’t receive any injuries.