HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A moped driver was ejected and hospitalized Friday after a car rear-ended the bike on U.S. 24 near Huntington.
Around 5:45 a.m., deputies with the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department were sent to U.S. 24 near Rageline Road, roughly 2.5 miles west of Huntington, on reports of a crash.
Deputies said that a Ford Fusion was traveling eastbound on U.S. 24 approaching Rangeline Road and rear-ended a single-seat moped it was behind. The moped driver was ejected from the bike and landed on the southside of the road.
The moped driver was transported to a Fort Wayne hospital with serious bodily injuries. Deputies said the Ford driver was uninjured.
The names of those involved have been withheld at this time, the department said.
Improper/Non-Working equipment is believed to be a factor in the crash and alcohol and drugs are not, the department said.
The investigation is ongoing.