INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A mail truck and motorcycle crash on 66th Avenue seriously injured a 29-year-old Vero Beach man, a highway official said.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating the crash between the United States Postal Service mail truck and the motorcycle that happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of 66th Avenue.
FHP Lt. Yanko Reyes said both vehicles were travelling north.
The Sheriff’s Office said in a social media post the cyclist hit the mail truck as it attempted a U-turn on 66th Avenue.
Both the mail truck and the red motorcycle stopped facing each other in the southbound lane of the highway after the crash.
State troopers, Indian River County sheriff’s deputies and an Indian River County Fire Rescue engine were at the crash throughout the afternoon.
Deputies closed both lanes of the major north-to-south Indian River County road between 12th Street and College Lane for a few hours.
Reyes said the cyclist was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce in serious condition.
He said the man was not wearing a helmet.
The mail truck driver was said to be uninjured.
The agencies did not release the identities of those involved in the crash.
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