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Police: Medical problem may have caused Forest Hill cycle wreck

A medical problem may have caused a motorcycle rider to lose control Monday morning on Interstate 20, according to police.

Fort Worth Police said the accident was reported at 8:27 a.m in the westbound lanes of the interstate near Forest Hill Drive, but it actually happened in Forest Hill, so officers from that city took over the investigation.

The motorcycle's rider, whose name was unavailable, was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, said a dispatcher for MedStar Ambulance Service.

The initial report from Fort Worth police indicated that the motorcycle hit "an unknown object," but officers from Forest Hill were considering a different cause.

"Evidently he had some sort of medical problem," police Lt. R. Herbert said about the rider. "He fell off the bike, rolled into the median area and then the bike continued on until it came to a rest."

The rider's condition at the hospital was unavailable Monday morning.

Two lanes were shut down while the wreckage was being removed, which slowed westbound traffic from I-20's intersection with U.S. 287 to Wichita Street, near the south campus of Tarrant County College.

The wreck finally cleared by mid-morning, according to Traffic.com.

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