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Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with truck

The motorcyclist was taken to Bergan Mercy with serious injuries to his chest and head.

A motorcyclist has been hospitalized after colliding with a pickup truck Wednesday evening, police say.

At around 7:30, officers were called to Paddock and West Center roads.

Police say Junior Green, 23, was heading east on West Center Road on his motorcycle when he crashed into the passenger side of a pickup truck that was turning to go south on Paddock Road.

Green was taken to Bergan Mercy with serious injuries to his chest and head, officers say he broke both of his arms, but police say he is expected to live.

Police say Orrin Ratliff, 30, was driving the truck and had a passenger.

Police say Green was wearing a helmet.

Witnesses told police it looked like both drivers were trying to "beat" the yellow light.

Both drivers are facing charges.

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