A motorcyclist was taken to a Lincoln hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after laying down his bike to avoid hitting a dump truck that blew a tire on Interstate 80 east of Pleasant Dale, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.
Just before 9:30 a.m., the eastbound dump truck blew a tire in the slow lane, cut in front of the passing motorcycle, passed through the median and both lanes of westbound traffic before the driver could stop the truck, Sgt. Jason Mayo said.
The truck didn't hit any cars, Mayo said.
The incident slowed traffic in the area for part of Friday morning.