Two motorcycles crash after hitting tire tread

February 21, 2010 6:33:04 AM PST
A tire tread that came off in the middle of the East Freeway is being blamed for sending two motorcycle riders to the hospital. It happened Saturday near the Lockwood exit. Police say the riders saw the tire tread come off a pickup but couldn't stop in time. A female rider was sent to the hospital with head injuries. The other motorcyclist had some cuts and bruises.

Authorities say no charges are expected to be filed against the truck driver.