Aerosmith's Joe Perry Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Recording artist Joe Perry of Aerosmith poses for a portrait following an interview with The Associated Press Television News at a hotel in central London on Monday, April 12, 2010.
AP Photo/David Azia
Joe Perry of Aerosmith poses for a portrait in London on April 12, 2010.
AP Photo/David Azia

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (CBS/AP) Authorities say Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's motorcycle was rear-ended by a car, and the musicican 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.

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. The band's "Cocked, Locked and Ready to Rock" Tour begins July 23 in at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., and runs through Sept. 4 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.