Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A motorcyclist suffered a broken leg after crashing into a vehicle at a rural intersection in southeast Rochester over the weekend.

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Investigators are still looking into the crash, however Sheriff’s Captain James Schueller said the 43-year-old motorcyclist was traveling east on 20th St. Southeast when his motorcycle hit the passenger side of a westbound vehicle that was making a left-hand turn onto 40th Ave. southeast. The crash caused the operator to be thrown from his motorcycle and land in a ditch on the north side of the intersection. 

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The motorcyclist suffered a broken leg and was transported to a nearby hospital. He was believed to have been traveling around 45 mph at the time of the crash, Schueller said. The crash occurred shortly before noon on Saturday. 

The identities of the motorcyclist and the other driver have not been released. It’s not yet known if the motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet.

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