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Motorcycle crashes after driving on Roanoke sidewalk, police say

Virginia State Police is investigating after a motorcycle chase ended in a crash early New Years Day.

On Wednesday, just before 12:30 a.m., Roanoke Police was patrolling in the area of Jefferson Avenue SE and Salem Avenue SE when officers saw a motorcycle driving recklessly on the sidewalk.

A chase started after the motorcycle left the scene, heading towards Williamson Road NE. Officers attempted to stop the motorcycle and the driver of the motorcycle appeared to lose control and crashed in the 700 block of Williamson Road NE, near the Berglund Center.

The motorcycle driver was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.

Per departmental policy, the Virginia State Police has been contacted to conduct the crash investigation.

Source: WSLS News 10

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