Brake problems are blamed in a pickup truck-motorcycle crash in Quincy.

Quincy Police say the crash occurred at 8:05 Wednesday morning at 12th and Locust.  The crash report indicates a pickup driven by 32-year-old Randall Starman did not stop for a red light at 12th and Locust and struck a motorcycle operated by 65-year-old Gary Russell of Quincy.

Russell was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment. Police say Starman told them the brakes on his pickup were not functioning correctly.

Kurt Parsons