Amarillo police investigate early morning motorcycle accident

Amarillo police investigate early morning motorcycle accident

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police are investigating an early morning motorcycle accident that sent one man to the hospital.

Around 1:00 a.m. this morning, officers were called to a motorcycle accident in the 1900 block of E I-40.

Joseph Leonard Lucas Jr, 42, had been eastbound on I-40 on a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Police say Lucas had lost control of the motorcycle and had laid it down on its side.

He was taken to a local hospital, and police say he was not wearing a helmet and speed was a factor in the crash.

The accident continues to be investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.

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