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A motorcyclist was lucky to have only minor injuries when he sideswiped a pickup truck in Buna on Wednesday evening.

Emergency crews responded at approximately 6:00 to Highway 62 in front of the Buna Fire Department on what was initially reported as an auto-pedestrian accident, but arrived to find that it was actually a motorcycle involved.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Shana Clark said that 59-year-old Patrick Riecke, of Buna, was operating a 2022 Kawasaki motorcycle when he pulled out of a private drive onto Highway 62 and scraped the side of a southbound 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Tyler Coleman, 21, also of Buna.

Clark said Coleman was uninjured, while Riecke had only minor injuries, but refused medical treatment at the scene.

Sergeant Clark said Riecke received a citation for Failure to Yield Right-of-Way and Improper Driver License.

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