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UPDATE: Motorcyclist injured in crash with Chevy Blazer



AVONLAKE -- A motorcyclist was seriously injured after he was struck by a Chevrolet Blazer around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Walker and Lear roads.

The 51-year-old AvonLake man, whom police didn’t identify, was flown to MetroHealthMedicalCenter in Cleveland. His condition couldn’t be determined Tuesday night.

Police Officer Caleb Robinson said the driver of the pink Blazer, whom he didn’t identify, was heading east on Walker Road. The Blazer turned northbound onto Lear Road and struck the westbound Harley-Davidson on Walker Road.

A witness said the 17-year-old AvonLake teenager driving the Blazer did not see the motorcyclist as she approached the intersection. The tearful driver, who appeared uninjured, wouldn’t comment.

The accident occurred near LearwoodSquareShopping Center, 375 Lear Road. Police swept broken glass from the intersection, and the motorcycle, which had a broken front wheel, was towed from the scene. The Blazer, which had heavy front-end damage, also was towed.

The motorcyclist’s leather jacket, gloves and personal items were found in the middle of the intersection. Robinson said officers didn’t find a helmet at the scene.

State law does not require adult motorcyclists to wear a helmet, but accident data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates wearing helmets saves lives.

Reporter Evan Goodenow contributed to this story.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.

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