A Motorcycle Collides with a Pick-Up Truck on Campbell Lane

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- According to police, 25-year-old Shehab Shahab and a passenger, were riding a Suzuki motorcycle south on Campbell Lane, just before three o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

Shahab's motorcycle hit a Chevy Silverado, driven by Will Ford. Ford was turning off of Campbell Lane, toward Greenwood Mall, when a witness told police she heard Shahab revving the motorcycle's engine.

The witness was driving behind Ford's truck and says Ford's light was in the process of turning from green to yellow. She told police she had to stop for the light, but she believes Ford made the turn before the light changed.

"When officers arrived, they found the motorcycle had collided with a pick-up truck in the intersection. The passenger and the driver of the motorcycle were lying in the road just short of the intersection," said Ronnie Ward, Bowling Green Police.

The motorcyclists were both driven to the Medical Center and police say the driver of the bike was flown to a trauma center in Nashville. The driver of the truck was not injured.

"Although it's not state law, we ask motorcyclists wear a helmet to protect themselves. Motorcycles are a lot of fun, but can also be extremely dangerous in that situation. As it starts to get pretty outside, we are asking our passenger vehicles and our pick-up trucks to be mindful of those motorcycles that are on our highways," said Jonathan Biven, Kentucky State Police.

Shahab was not wearing a helmet at the time of his crash.

Police are not able to confirm the motorcyclists current condition.

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