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Motorcyclist hospitalized after crashing at high rate of speed on Loop 1604, police say

Man attempted to pass vehicles before striking ditch

San Antonio police investigate an accident involving a motorcycle on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, near Loop 1604 and Vance Jackson Road. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A 31-year-old man was hospitalized after he crashed his motorcycle on Loop 1604 on the Northwest Side Wednesday morning.

The motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed when he crashed at 7 a.m. in the 5600 block of N. Loop 1604 W., near Vance Jackson Road, according to San Antonio police.

A witness told police the man drove across two lanes toward a divider that separates the main and exit lanes, attempted to pass vehicles on the shoulder and struck a drainage ditch in the buffer zone.

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The man lost control of the BMW motorcycle and was thrown off. He skidded across the shoulder but did not strike another vehicle or barrier, police said.

He was transported to Univesity Hospital and remains in stable condition. Police said he is alert and talking.

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The crash closed westbound lanes on Loop 1604 but they have since reopened.

Police are continuing to investigate the wreck.

San Antonio police investigate an accident involving a motorcycle on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, near Loop 1604 and Vance Jackson Road. (KSAT)

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