Motorcyclist catches fire after crash with semi on Main Avenue

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Published: Jul. 18, 2023 at 8:58 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - It was a wild scene along Main Avenue in Fargo on Monday; a motorcyclist was saved after a crash with a semi. Soon after, it sparked a fire in the middle of the road.

Fargo Police say it happened just before 9:30 p.m. on July 17 on Main Avenue and 38th Street, which is near the Simonson gas station. Officers say the motorcyclist lost control of his bike, resulting in the crash.

The motorcycle and the driver both caught fire, according to police., but the flames were quickly put out by a Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy who happened to be patrolling the area at the time of the crash.

In surveillance video shared with Valley News Live, you can see the fiery crash happen. People in the area were quick to help the motorcyclist.

Police say the driver of the motorcycle sustained major injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. No charges were filed.