Rough Day for Minnesota Motorcyclists
Undated (KROC AM News) -There were four motorcycle-related traffic incidents within a three hour window on Minnesota roads Saturday.
The first happened around 1 p.m. in west central Minnesota in the Fergus Falls area when a motorcyclist lost control on I-94 and crashed into the median. The Minnesota State Patrol says 52-year-old William Casey of Dilworth suffered non-life threatening injuries.
About the same time, a motorcyclist crashed into a car that pulled out in front of him in Albert Lea. The State Patrol says 53-year-old John Stevens of Albert Lea was driving his motorcycle on Highway 69 when the collision occurred. He was taken to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A 76-year-old Pequot Lakes man was hurt after crashing his motorcycle in the Staples area. He was identified as Roger Dondelinger. The State Patrol says his motorcycle left the road for some unknown reason.
The fourth wreck occurred around 4 p.m. near Waseca. The State Patrol says a motorcyclist was driving on Highway 13 when it collided with a car whose driver made a U-turn in front of him. 63-year-old David Kmoch of Cedar Falls, Iowa was driving the motorcycle. He was taken to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester with serious injuries. His wife Connie was a passenger on the motorcycle and she was also taken to St Marys for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.