Motorcyclist critically injured after construction zone crash

Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office

The wreckage of 55-year-old Charlie Brown's motorcycle




Posted on September 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 10:39 AM

State Highway 44 and Linder Road Accident

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BOISE -- A 55-year-old Boise man in hospitalized in critical condition after hitting a pickup truck with his motorcycle on Wednesday, according to police and a hospital spokesperson.

Charlie Brown, 55, of Boise was passing several vehicles in a construction zone when he crashed into the pickup, according to Idaho State Police.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. near State Highway 44 and Linder Road.

Officers report Brown had passed around several orange construction barriers and into the left lane when the crash happened.

He wasn't wearing a helmet.

Police say Brown was transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with serious injuries. Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Krajnick reported that Brown was in critical condition as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The driver of the pickup wasn't injured.

The Idaho State Police continue to investigate the accident.