Motorcycle Rider Seriously Hurt in Crash

A motorcycle rider is recovering in the hospital after being seriously injured in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon.

It happened shortly after 3 p.m.

Police say 22-year-old Cory M. Cozad of Council Bluffs was riding northbound on 132nd Street near I Street, accelerated rapidly and ran a red light. Investigators say his motorcycle crashed into the back of a semi that was turning from southbound 132nd onto eastbound I Street.

Police say the truck had nearly cleared the intersection when the motorcycle hit it.

Cozad suffered broken ribs, a right scapula fracture and a fractured left femur. He is expected to recover.

Cozad was cited for negligent driving and no motorcycle endorsement. He was not wearing a DOT approved helmet.

The semi driver, identified as 56-year-old Stanley Derr of Mayetta, Kansas, was not hurt.

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