Sunday accident sends one to hospital

A motorcycle lays in the middle of the highway after it was involved in one-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of Hwy 61. The driver was transported to Fort Madison Community Hospital with injuries. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

BY PCC STAFF

FORT MADISON –  A one-vehicle motorcycle accident has sent one man to the Fort Madison Community Hospital with injuries Sunday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 6 p.m. The accident happened on a wet turn in the southbound lanes of Hwy 61 just south of 330th Avenue on the north side of Fort Madison.  According to reports the man was thrown when the vehicle lost control. The motorcycle slid another 100 feet or so and the victim, who’s name wasn’t immediately available, was thrown into the ditch into a clump of trees and brush on the west side of the highway. He was put on a backboard and transported the hospital by Lee County EMS personnel.

Wever Fire & Rescue, Fort Madison Police and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the accident.

Rescue personnel provide assistance to the victim of motorcycle accident on Hwy 61 in southbound lanes just past 330th Avenue. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

 

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