Motorcyclist airlifted in FM 1417 accident in Sherman

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- A driver not paying attention is what police say caused an accident on FM 1417 Thursday morning that sent one man to the hospital.

The accident happened shortly before 7 o'clock Thursday morning. Police say the driver of a pick-up truck pulled onto FM 1417 from the ramp that connects to Highway 56 and got into the left lane of traffic. Police say construction going on in that area confused him. He thought both of those lanes were north bound.

The driver collided with a motorcycle. The motorcyclist, Derrick Jones, 39, of Sherman, had to be flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Jones was wearing a helmet. He is listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon.

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