PB man hurt in motorcycle crash


WHITE HALL – A Pine Bluff man was injured Friday afternoon when he lost control of his Suzuki Cruiser motorcycle on Interstate 530 and the vehicle crashed in the median between Exits 32 and 34, a spokesman for the Arkansas State Police said.

Joe Byrd, 49, was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, the spokesman said.

Byrd was quoted as saying he was southbound on the interstate when a car entered the roadway from an on-ramp, he attempted to move over to the inside lane, but lost control and overturned the motorcycle in the median.