An Omaha motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday in a midtown crash.
The motorcycle and a car collided just before 6 a.m. at 42nd and Frances Streets, one block south of Center Street.
John R. Marshall, 52, was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with broken wrists and two broken leg bones, Omaha police said. Marshall was listed in serious condition and underwent surgery on his leg.
His bike is a black 2009 custom-made American motorcycle on a 2000 Harley-Davidson Fatboy frame.
The car’s driver, Rebekah L. Fletcher, 31, was uninjured.
Police said Marshall was southbound on 42nd Street. As he approached Frances Street, a northbound 2003 Chevrolet Impala turned west onto Frances and collided with the motorcycle.
Marshall, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike. Officers reported that he was alert and talking after the crash. Fletcher told police her vision was obstructed by a sport utility vehicle.
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The cyclist was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in critical condition.
Omaha police said the motorcyclist suffered two fractured wrists, a broken fibula and a fractured femur. The injuries were considered nonlife-threatening.
The accident occurred about 5:55 a.m. one block south of Center Street at 42nd and Frances Streets.
Both southbound lanes of 42nd Street were closed and one northbound lane was shut up to 90 minutes after the accident while authorities investigated the scene.
Friday morning's accident occurred just two days after a 44-year-old Omaha man died in a motorcycle crash with a car near 156th and Pacific Streets.
— Jay Withrow