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Motorcyclist injured critically in accident on I-680 near Market Street

Published: Mon, November 12, 2012 @ 12:57 a.m.

Motorcyclist injured critically in accident on I-680 near Market Street

Staff report


A motorcycle crash around 8 p.m. shut down Interstate 680 South near the Market Street exit, Youngstown police said Sunday night.

Police said the man was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in critical condition.

His name was not available. Police said an accident report was not finished as of late Sunday night.


1rickking123(314 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Maybe ODOT will see to it that the lights on that area of the freeway are turned on soon. It seems like once they repaved that area the lights were turned off.

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2Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

You can blame ODOT, the city, the lights, but when riding a motorcycle (especially at night) you need to be extra careful.

Hopefully this man is OK.

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3BusDriver(46 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

That was the same area were my neighbor was killed on his motorcycle two years ago. You cant take that turn fast and guarantee he was going fast.Hope the guy is ok. Ride with caution. Speed will kill you.

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4oldskool(97 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I saw this accident and it was not the bike going too fast, It is way too dark in the new construction area. People, when the weather is nice PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES OUT FOR MOTORCYCLES! We as bikers can only be so careful! WE have a right to drive on the streets as well. Why does everyone always blame the rider?

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5sassy12(1 comment)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

People need to know what they are talking about before they post comments. SPEED WAS NOT A FACTOR. A car cut in front of him in the construction zone.

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6Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

So one person says it was way to dark in the construction area and another says a car cut in front of him. From the article I don't see no mention of another car.

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7oldskool(97 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

READ... accident report was not finished?? what does that mean to you??
If it's dark, you can easily get cut off especially at that onramp with the one lane closed. Even in the light of day morons cut people off! L2S I usually agree with you but I am starting to see you as just a negative person.

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8Payne2B(1 comment)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Either way maybe the family should be remembered of the victim. It's my understanding the accident left him brain dead. Also my understanding from the family yes there was a car involved. Prayers to all.

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