Police: Dirt bike rider injured after running stop sign, hitting car
Crash happened at Fairfax and West 4th streets near New Town
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A dirt bike rider suffered life-threatening injuries after running a stop sign and hitting a car early Friday evening near New Town, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.
The crash happened about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Fairfax and West Fourth streets.
According to police, a man in his 30s was riding a dirt bike west on West Fourth Street when he ran a stop sign and struck a car traveling southbound on Fairfax Street.
The man riding the dirt bike, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Sheriff's Office said.
Police said the three adults in the car suffered minor injuries, but appeared to be OK.
Traffic homicide detectives were called to investigate.
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