Motorcycle rider hospitalized in crash

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By Lisa King

One person was injured Monday morning when a car and a motorcycle collided on Midland Trail.

Shelbyville Police say that William T. Waits, 57, of Pleasureville was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for non-life-threatening injuries to his shoulder, hand and foot.

The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. as Waits was exiting Haven Hill Road onto Midland Trail, and turned into the path of a sports utility vehicle driven by Shelila Brown Etherton, 40, of Waddy.

Waits' motorcycle was struck by Etherton’s SUV, which was traveling westbound on U.S. 60. Waits told officers he did not see Brown's vehicle because his view was obstructed by a tractor-trailer.

Etherton, the only occupant of her vehicle, was not injured.

Midland Trail was not shut down in either direction, but traffic was slowed for about an hour between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. while crews cleaned up after the accident.