After a police pursuit, a motorcyclist was seriously injured Thursday morning in a collision with a trash collection truck in Beverly, Massachusetts, according to police.
The crash happened just before 7 a.m. on Dodge Street near the North Beverly Plaza, where multiple emergency responders could be seen assessing the scene.
Police said at about 6:20 a.m., the motorcyclist had been seen going through a red light on Cabot Street then passing vehicles and speeding. Officers tried to stop the motorcyclist but due to his speed, they ended their pursuit.
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It was then that the motorcyclist crossed lanes into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with the trash collection truck which had been stopped at a red light.
The 27-year-old motorcyclist, who has not been publicly identified, was first taken to Beverly Hospital, and then to Lahey Hospital where he is said to be suffering from life-threatening injuries.
The state police reconstruction team was working with Beverly police on the investigation.