MOREAU — A man was hospitalized after riding a motorized bicycle into the side of an 18-wheeler Friday night at the intersection of Reservoir Road and state Route 32, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.
According to officers and witnesses at the scene, the unidentified man was riding at excessive speeds at about 7:45 p.m. eastbound on Reservoir Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Route 32 and collided with the side of the truck traveling southbound.
Saratoga County Sheriff Sgt. Richardson said the driver of the 18-wheeler did not know the vehicle had been impacted and did not stop at the scene. The driver, with the assistance of New York State Police, was stopped on the Northway traveling southbound.
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Police said the bicyclist was transported by ambulance to Glens Falls Hospital. Sgt. Richardson said he was conscious and talking with emergency personnel at the scene.
Witnesses said that previous to the crash, at least one driver honked at the man as he rode eastbound.
The crash remains under investigation by Saratoga County sheriff’s office and they were assisted at the scene by State Police, Moreau EMS and South Glens Falls Fire Department.
The intersection of Reservoir Road and Route 32 was open again as of 8:15 p.m., according to a Post-Star employee on the scene.