On July 8, 2014 at approximately 6:43am the Joplin Police Department responded to the area of 11th and Rangeline for a report of an injury crash. The crash involved a motorcycle and a car. It appears that the motorcycle was going north bound on Rangeline and struck a car that was turning into McDonald’s. It appears that the motorcycle struck the vehicle as the vehicle was in the entrance of McDonald’s. The driver of the motorcycle has been transported by EMS to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Currently the northbound lanes of Rangeline at 11th are closed and are anticipated to be closed for the next two hours. The southbound lanes of traffic are open. MoDOT is on scene assisting with traffic. We are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible.
We will update this release whenever further information becomes available.