A pickup truck that witnesses said pulled out in front of a motorcycle at an east Erie intersection Thursday afternoon briefly stopped, then fled the scene, after causing the motorcycle to crash, seriously injuring its driver, according to Erie police.
Officers later tracked down the truck and took its driver into custody in a crash that remained under investigation on Friday.
No charges had been filed as of Friday morning. The crash was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of East 28th and Perry streets.
Witnesses told Erie police officers who responded that the motorcycle was traveling east on East 28th Street when the pickup truck pulled into the intersection and into the path of the motorcycle, Deputy Chief Rick Lorah said Friday.
The driver of the pickup truck reportedly stopped and got out of the truck, but then got back in and fled heading south on Perry Street, according to Lorah.
The 25-year-old man who was driving the motorcycle, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital for treatment. Information on his condition was not available Friday.
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Police later located the truck in the 900 block of East 27th Street and towed it, Lorah said. The suspected driver of the truck, whom police did not identify, was also found and was taken into custody, he said.
A trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police in Warren was called to investigate the crash as the Erie Bureau of Police's two accident investigators were out of town for training, Lorah said.
This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Erie crashes: Motorcyclist injured in hit-and-run crash Thursday