Man riding unregistered dirt bike seriously injured in Fall River crash

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — A man riding an unregistered dirt bike was seriously injured in a crash in Fall River over the weekend.

On Saturday, Fall River police responded just before 5 p.m. to the area of Robeson Street and President Avenue.

Officers said that the dirt bike rider was speeding and performing wheelies, before crashing into a Buick at the intersection.

The driver, only identified as a 23-year-old man, was thrown from the bike during the crash.

He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The driver was charged with negligent operation, operating a recreational vehicle on a public roadway, unregistered recreational vehicle and a recreational vehicle equipment violation.

A passenger in the car was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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