Police: Man threw himself off bike to avoid crash

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – Police say a motorcyclist made a quick decision to avoid a car that blew a stop sign. 

Officers say the car skipped the sign at about 5:45 p.m. while on Kenwood Avenue and approaching Route 51. The biker, who was traveling on 51, saw the car and put his bike down sideways, throwing himself off in time to stop a potential crash.

The male victim, whose name is unknown, is expected to fully recover after going to a local hospital. 

Police say they found gauge marks in the pavement at the scene. 

The car is listed as either a burgundy Buick Regal or a red Ford Taurus.

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