EAST ALTON - East Alton Fire Chief Tim Quigley said Wednesday morning that a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash on 9th Street and Haller Drive in a crash that occurred in the 5:15 p.m. range Tuesday in East Alton.

Chief Quigley said the man was taken directly from the scene by ARCH to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with a serious hip injury. The chief said a splint was attached to the man’s hip region to stop the bleeding and stabilize the area. The East Alton Fire Department and Police Department worked the scene after the crash.

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“The first responders did a good job and got him out of there quickly,” the chief said.

The chief said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, but the man did undergo emergency surgery Tuesday night in St. Louis.

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