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Sparks Motorcycle Accident Sends Man to Hospital

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An accident involving a motorcycle sent a man to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The accident happened around 1:45pm on Rock Boulevard just south of Interstate 80.

Police say a SUV was making a left turn onto I-80 and did not yield to oncoming traffic - and that's when the motorcycle struck the side of the SUV.

The unidentified rider was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center with what appears to be a broken leg.

Police say it's important for drivers to pay attention to motorcycles - especially as the weather continues to warm up. "Make sure you really check the corners and the blind spots of your vehicle because the motorcycle can get in there and it's really hard to hear or see them, so just be sure you're aware of your surroundings," says Sparks Lt. Chad Hawkins.

The crash closed the I-80 eastbound on-ramp for about 20 minutes.

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