Cyclist hospitalized after Biloxi accident

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi police are investigating an accident on DeBuys Road that sent one man to the hospital. It happened shortly before 4pm at the corner of CT Switzer and DeBuys Roads, near the railroad tracks.

According to investigators, a vehicle was attempting to make a left turn onto Switzer when it collided with a motorcycle traveling north on DeBuys Road. The driver of the motorcycle suffered some injuries, but they did not appear to be life threatening.

Police say it's important to be mindful of motorcyclists, especially as holiday traffic picks up.

"Motorcycles occupy the road same as a car. They occupy the lane just the same," said Patrolman Celestino Cunha with the Biloxi Police Department. "I know that they are a little bit smaller and harder to see. Especially during this time of year, with a lot more traffic on the road, you just need to pay a little bit more attention to two-wheels instead of four coming at you."

Police say the accident remains under investigation.

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