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KPD: Two hospitalized after motorcycle crash

The Knoxville Police Department responded to a serious accident involving a motorcycle Monday evening.
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Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 7:23 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 10:22 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department responded to a serious accident involving a motorcycle Monday evening.

Police said the accident occurred around 4:58 p.m. at the intersection of Highland Drive at Jenkins Road with multiple injured victims.

When officers arrived, the driver of the motorcycle was lying in the roadway and the passenger was ejected and landed inside the bed of a pickup truck the driver and passenger crashed into.

The driver and passenger of the motorcycle were transported to UT Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

According to KPD’s Twitter account, the intersection was closed to through traffic.

The incident is under investigation and KPD says speed does have a contributing factor in the crash.

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