Motorcyclist seriously injured after striking rear of pickup

ORANGE - A motorcycle rider was seriously injured early Monday morning in a wreck that shut down an Orange County road for about an hour.

A 20-year-old man from Orange was seriously injured when he struck the rear of a pick driven by Jaycee Langston Bacon, 39, of Orange, just after 6 a.m. along FM 1006 in Orange County according to a releae from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The name of the motorcycle operator is not being released until his family has been notified due to the extent of his injuries according to the release.

Troopers responded to the wreck in front of the DuPont plant at about 6:15 a.m. Monday and found that Bacon, who was driving a 2006 Ford F150 pickup, was traveling west on FM1006 and the motorcycle rider had pulled out of a parking lot and was also headed west on FM1006.

When Bacon slowed down for a vehicle making a right turn the driver of the motorcycle, who was wearing a helmet, struck the rear of Bacon's truck the release said.

The motorcycle operator was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont by ambulance while Bacon was not injured in the wreck according to the release.

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