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UPDATE: Intersection reopened following major crash involving a motorcycle

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Posted at 12:12 PM, May 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-11 15:57:27-04

UPDATE: The intersection of Johnston Street and St. Julien Avenue has now been reopened after a Traffic Investigation was conducted.

Lafayette Police responded to the scene of a major vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. The crash occurred around 11:43 a.m., at the intersection of Johnston Street and Saint Julien Avenue.

The Lafayette Police Department’s Traffic Division was also on the scene to investigate.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area while traffic investigators conducted their investigation.

LPD preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Johnston Street, while vehicle #1 was traveling northbound on Johnston Street.

Vehicle #1 made a left turn in front of the motorcycle causing it to strike the back passenger side of vehicle #1, causing the driver to be ejected off of the motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. He is listed in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the vehicle #1 was transported to a local hospital for treatment of possible injuries.

The driver of vehicle #1 was cited for failure to yield making a left turn at an intersection. Johnston Street is now completely open and accessible.