Williamsburg Bridge Motorcycle Crash Causes Traffic Backup During Rush Hour

By Patrick Hedlund on June 27, 2012 9:19am 

BROOKLYN — A motorcyclist collided with a van on the Williamsburg Bridge Wednesday morning, causing traffic backups during the morning rush, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 8:27 a.m., when the motorcycle struck a van on the Manhattan-bound side of the busy span, fire officials said.

The cyclist was taken to Woodhhull Hospital for treatment, but was conscious and breathing after the crash.

The bridge’s far-right lane on the Manhattan-bound side remained closed shortly before 9 a.m. as emergency crews responded to the incident. 

It was not immediately clear what caused the collision.

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