Fort Madison man critical after early Sunday accident


LEE COUNTY – A 46-year-old Fort Madison man is in critical condition after an early morning accident just north of Fort Madison.

Lee County deputies responded to a one-vehicle motorcycle accident in the 2000 block of 290th Avenue where, according to a report from the sheriff’s office, a vehicle driven by Richard Jay Wells left the gravel roadway on a curve near a residential drive and struck a street sign causing him to be ejected from the vehicle.

Wells was southbound on 290th Avenue and, after being ejected from the motorcycle, Wells struck the guideline to a utility pole.

He was taken to Fort Madison Community Hospital and then transferred to Blessing Hospital in Quincy in critical condition with life threatening injuries.

No additional information was available at this time.

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