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(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

Artesia first responders survey the scene after an individual driving a motorcycle collided with a tree in the yard of a home late this morning in the area of Seventh Street and Carper Drive. The Artesia Police Department reports the driver only suffered minor injuries, and no EMS transport was needed. No other vehicles were involved, and the motorcyclist was cited for careless driving.