Late-night Highway 49 crash in Auburn injures motorcycle rider

By: Journal Staff Report
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A motorcycle rider suffered a broken wrist in a crash on Highway 49 just north of the Fulweiler-Elm Avenue intersection Friday in Auburn. Newcastle resident Kiefer Bergeson, age not provided, was hospitalized following the accident but later released, according to Sgt. Gary Hopping with the Auburn Police Department. The crash between the motorcycle and a Honda Pilot driven by Jeffrey Reed Jr., 35, took place about 11 p.m. ?We believe the car was at fault by its failure to stop in time,? Hopping said Saturday. ?He was driving too fast for conditions.? The motorcycle was totaled, but there was only minor damage to the car. No citations were issued, he said. - Journal Staff Report