Motorcyclist airlifted after Melbourne crash shut down U.S. 1
Off-duty firefighters assist after crash
MELBOURNE, Fla. – An injured motorcyclist was airlifted following a crash at U.S. 1 and Post Road in Melbourne Tuesday morning, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.
Emergency personnel responded to the crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle at 7:22 a.m., said Melbourne EMS Division Chief Phil Leitz.
The driver of the motorcycle was airlifted to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately known.
No other injuries were reported, Leitz said.
Leitz said off-duty firefighters from Melbourne and Cocoa stopped to assist the motorcyclist immediately after the crash.
The crash shut down northbound U.S. 1 between Post Road and Parkway Drive for a little over an hour and a half. All lanes were open at 9:10 a.m.
Congestion from traffic directed away from the scene caused persistent delays on Croton Road and Wickham Road.
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