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Police identify man injured in Friday afternoon crash at 34th & Chicago

Lubbock police
Lubbock police(Lubbock police)
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 5:09 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2021 at 2:50 PM CDT
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(LUBBOCK, TX) – The Lubbock Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating a Friday afternoon collision that sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries.

Officers were called to the 5500 block of 34th Street at 3:31 p.m. on Friday, July 23rd for reports of a collision with injuries.

Upon arrival, officers located 40 year-old James Ward with serious injuries. Ward was transported to University Medical Center via ambulance.

Through the initial course of the investigation, it appears Ward, who was driving a moped, was traveling westbound in the 5500 block of 34th Street behind a flatbed truck, when the moped struck the back of the truck.

No other injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.