Someone left a cluster of nails laying in a Vidor roadway. The careless act is what police say caused an accident that sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital.

Around 11 a.m. Monday a motorcycle rider was riding along South Dewitt Road just south of Old Highway 90. The motorcycle hit the cluster of nails, the type used in a nail gun, and he lost control of the bike. He ended up in a ditch.

A Vidor officer on the scene could not say the extent of the man’s injuries, but did say he was wearing a helmet. Acadian Ambulance took the man to the CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth.