A motorcyclist was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday night after colliding with a pickup in north Lincoln, police said.

The crash happened at 7:10 p.m. at Cornhusker Highway and Yolande Avenue, according to officer Luke Bonkiewicz.

Two motorcycles were "splitting the lanes," or driving between cars, at a high rate of speed while driving east on Cornhusker when one of the motorcyclists collided with the pickup as it turned onto Cornhusker from Yolande, Bonkiewicz said.

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The driver of the motorcycle, 34-year-old Zachariah Harger, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The other motorcyclist, 27-year-old Matthew Ferrell, also crashed but suffered only minor injuries.

Police suspect the driver of the pickup, 59-year-old James Burns, had been drinking. A preliminary test of his blood-alcohol content measured 0.105 percent, which is above the legal limit to drive.

As of Thursday morning, no citations had been issued, but Bonkiewicz said there likely will be.

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