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The Taylorville Police Department reports that one person was sent to the hospital following a crash Saturday. Around 11:49am, 39-year-old Ryan R. Hendrickson of Taylorville was traveling west on Route 48 near the intersection of Shumway Street. 27-year-old Jacob G. Gideon of Rochester was traveling south on Shumway Street approaching Route 48. Hendrickson told police that he thought Gideon was going to pull out in front of him. Hendrickson reportedly applied the brakes, began to skid and laid the motorcycle on its side. There was no contact between the vehicles. Hendrickson was transported to Taylorville Memorial Hospital with injuries that were described as not physically evident by the report. No other injuries reported.

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