The Columbia Police Department’s (CPD) Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) has cited a 38-year-old male driver with failing to yield the right of way and causing a collision with a motorcyclist this morning.
The incident happened shortly before 9:00 a.m. at 4233 West Beltline Boulevard. The preliminary investigation indicates that the 52-year-old motorcycle rider was traveling west on West Beltline when a pickup truck, traveling east was making a left turn.
The truck driver is accused of failing to yield to the motorcyclist and hitting the left side of the vehicle. The impact caused life-threatening injuries to the rider. The victim was taken to a local hospital with traumatic leg and other injuries.