Lafayette, LA – Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Johnston Street, while vehicle #1 was traveling northbound on Johnston Street. Vehicle #1 made a left turn in front of the motorcycle causing it to strike the back passenger side of vehicle #1, causing the driver to be ejected off of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. He is listed in critical but stable condition. The driver of the vehicle #1 was transported to a local hospital for treatment of possible injuries. The driver of vehicle #1 was cited for failure to yield making a left turn at an intersection. Johnston Street is now completely open and accessible.
Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Police are on the scene of a major vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. The crash occurred around 11:43 a.m., at the intersection of Johnston Street and Saint Julien Avenue. The condition of the drivers is unknown at this time.
The Lafayette Police Department’s Traffic Division is currently on scene and the investigation is ongoing. We are asking motorists to avoid the area while our traffic investigators conduct their investigation. The intersection of Johnston Street and St. Julien Avenue will be shut down while Traffic Investigators conduct their investigation. As more information is made available LPD will send out an update.