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Motorcyclist flown to hospital after accident

A motorcycle driver was flown to the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday evening after a truck struck him in northern Spokane County.

The 7 p.m. collision occurred when the truck driver who was headed westbound on West Monroe Road made a left hand turn onto Bernhill Road and struck the motorcycle that was heading east on Monroe. The truck driver told authorities the sun was in his eyes and he didn’t see the motorcycle approaching when he attempted to turn.

The motorcyclist is reported to have compound fractures and serious injuries.

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies on scene said the truck driver will not be charged.

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