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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Homewood crash

| Thursday, March 5, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

A motorcyclist was seriously injured this morning after a pickup truck hit him in Homewood, Pittsburgh police said.

The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the corner of Brushton Avenue and Upland Street, police said.

The motorcyclist, who wasn't immediately identified, was taken to UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland with leg injuries. police said. "It looked like his foot was about to come off," Lt. Michael Scott said.

The pickup driver, who declined to give her name, said a third vehicle blocked her view at the intersection.

A black boot rested on the side of the road about 15 feet away from the mangled motorcycle. Part of the motorcycle handlebars were under the truck. A saddle bag and dozens of business cards were thrown about 30 feet away.

A police accident investigation unit is on the scene.

No charges have been filed.

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