FARMINGTON —  A motorcyclist was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center after a crash with a car around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The wreck occurred when a car tried to make a U-turn at the intersection of North Orchard Avenue and La Plata Street, Farmington police Lt. Bruce Holiday said.

Both the car and the motorcycle were northbound, and the motorcycle was behind the car. When the car attempted the U-turn, the motorcycle ran into the driver’s side of the passenger car, Holiday said.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital. The motorcyclist’s condition was unknown as of Tuesday evening.

Police shut down Orchard Avenue for an hour to clean up after the crash.