Traffic backs up after crashes

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Two separate crashes on Interstate 94 through Bismarck caused traffic to be backed up in both directions Sunday afternoon.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the first crash happened just after 2:00 p.m. near Exit 157 in Bismarck. A 25-year-old Bismarck man rear-ended another pickup when that pickup slowed down for road construction.

No one was injured, but the 25-year old driver was cited for failure to maintain control-reportable crash.

The second crash happened about 10 minutes later, in the eastbound lanes at Exit 153 in Mandan.

Troopers say a car merged onto the interstate from the exit, causing traffic to stop suddenly.

A car driven by a 20-year old Menoken man rear-ended a motorcycle. The motorcycle overturned, and both driver and passenger fell off. The passenger, a 40-year old Dickinson woman, was taken by ambulance to a Bismarck hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The motorcycle driver, a 52-year old Dickinson man was not injured and neither was the driver of the car or his passenger.

That crash remains under investigation.