Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry hit by car; Aerosmith to continue tour

Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry was hit from behind on his motorcycle Thursday, south of Boston.

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    Singer Steven Tyler, left, and lead guitarist Joe Perry, right, of the US rock band Aerosmith performs at the Sweden Rock Festival in Solvesborg, Sweden, June 10.
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Authorities say Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rear-ended by a car when he was riding a motorcycle, and he has been treated for minor injuries at a Massachusetts hospital.

Middleborough police say Perry was on his 2009 Ducati Monster 696 early Thursday afternoon when he was struck from behind by a car driven by 62-year-old Linda O'Brien. Both vehicles were traveling at a low speed.

The 59-year-old Perry, who lives in nearby Duxbury, was taken to a hospital and released a couple of hours later. A hospital spokeswoman did not release the nature of his injuries.

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O'Brien, who was not injured, was cited for following too closely.

The accident is not expected to affect any of Aerosmith's scheduled concert dates.

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