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Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident on Buckman Bridge, FHP says

(WJXT 2020)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A motorcyclist was seriously injured Saturday night when he crashed into a disabled SUV on the Buckman Bridge, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

According to FHP, an SUV was stopped in the outside lane on the northbound side of the bridge. Troopers said the vehicle was experiencing engine problems and had its hazard lights turned on. Around 11:30 p.m., troopers said, a motorcycle then crashed into the back of the SUV.

The motorcyclist, a 48-year-old Jacksonville man, was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, troopers said.

According to an FHP news release, the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.

Troopers said the driver of the SUV, a 33-year-old Jacksonville woman, was not injured.

All lanes have reopened on the bridge.

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