Police: Dirt bike rider injured after running stop sign, hitting car

Crash happened at Fairfax and West 4th streets near New Town

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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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