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Man seriously injured when motorcycle hits semi on I-96 in Brighton

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BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A motorcyclist was seriously injured Monday in Brighton Township when he hit a semitruck while merging onto I-96.

Watch scene video below.

Police said the man failed to yield to the semi, which was traveling eastbound on I-96 near Kensington Road at noon.

The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old Elmira man, was ejected from his 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he hit the trailer of the semitruck, which was being driven by a 65-year-old man from Ohio.

The motorcyclist was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been factors in the crash, which remains under investigation. It is not known if the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. 

Below is video from the scene.

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