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Motorcycle rider flown to the hospital with serious injuries

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The driver of a motorcycle was flown to the hospital with serious injuries, after he was struck by a truck in northern Spokane County Tuesday.

The collision occurred around 7 p.m. when the driver of the truck was headed westbound on W. Monroe Rd. when he tried to make a left hand turn onto Bernhill Rd and struck the motorcycle that was heading east on Monroe Rd.  The truck driver told authorities the sun was in his eyes and he didn't see the motorcycle approaching when he attempted to turn onto Bernhill Rd.

The driver of the motorcycle was taken by helicopter to a local hospital.  He is reported to have compound fractures and serious injuries.

Spokane Sheriff's deputies on scene said the driver of the truck will not be charged.

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