UPDATE: A motorcyclist is recovering after crashing with a van in east Springfield.
It happened around 10:30 a.m. at Glenstone Avenue and Bennett Street.
Springfield police tell us a van was turning left from Glenstone to Bennett.
The van turned into the path of the motorcycle and the motorcycle hit the side of the van.
That’s according to witnesses.
Darrell Smith was one of the people who saw the crash and described what he saw.
“He ran right into the side of the van. No brake at all, I mean, full force,” Smith said. “Thank god he went straight up in the air and then landed, he did not slide. Because I think that pretty much saved his life.”
Police are investigating and spent the day talking to witnesses and are trying to figure out how fast the van and motorcycle were going and what the traffic signals looked like when the crash happened.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Officers are responding to a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a white van on Glenstone and Bennett.
Robert Byrne traffic Lt with Springfield Police Department said the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Glenstone and the van was traveling north.
The white van had merged into the northbound turn lane getting ready to turn from Bennett onto Glenstone. The van proceeded to turn left when it went into the path of the motorcyclist and struck it.
The motorcyclist has serious injuries and was transported to a local medical facility.
An investigation is still going on.