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Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Broadway accident

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The accident scene at Louis Coleman Jr Drive and West Broadway. The accident scene at Louis Coleman Jr Drive and West Broadway.
Emergency personnel working the accident on the Gene Snyder Freeway at Smyrna Parkway. Emergency personnel working the accident on the Gene Snyder Freeway at Smyrna Parkway.
One of the cars involved in the Snyder Freeway accident. One of the cars involved in the Snyder Freeway accident.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A motorcyclist is in critical condition after being involved in a crash at a west Louisville intersection Thursday morning.

Just after 9 a.m., MetroSafe received a call about a traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a car at Louis Coleman Drive and Broadway.

Sgt. Barry Denton, supervisor of the Louisville Metro Police traffic unit, told WAVE 3 while the investigation is in the early stages and officers were interviewing witnesses, it is believed the motorcycle was traveling on Broadway and the car involved was on Coleman Drive.

Denton said the motorcycle operator, an African-American man in his 40s, was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries. It was not immediately known if that man was wearing a helmet.

Traffic at the intersection was being diverted while officers investigated the accident. MetroSafe reports the roadway has been completely reopened.

An earlier multiple car crash brought emergency crews to Smyrna Parkway and the Gene Snyder Freeway.

The crash was reported at 8:28 a.m. at the ramp. The vehicles were against tHe cable barriers in the median.

Fire crews from Highview and Okolona, along with Louisville Metro Police and EMS, were on the scene to treat the victims and investigate the crash. The extent of injuries is not known.

MetroSafe said the scene has been cleared.

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