Motorcycle rider critically injured in Friday morning accident

85th and Broadway accident

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WICHITA, Kansas — A motorcycle rider was critically injured Friday morning in an accident north of Wichita.

The crash happened just before 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of 85th North and Broadway.

Investigators believe the driver of the pickup didn’t see the southbound motorcycle and pulled into the intersection where he crashed into the bike.

The rider was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but police are encouraging drivers to be more aware of motorcycle as the weather gets warmer.

“As time goes on throughout the summer we’re gonna see a lot more bikes. People need to be aware of the single headlight compared to the dual headlights and just keep aware. There’s a lot of other people out here besides cars,” said Sgt. Trent Johnson.

The driver of the pickup wasn’t injured. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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