Motorcyclist injured in crash on County 46
Published 2:41 pm Friday, May 30, 2014
An Albert Lea motorcyclist was injured Friday afternoon after he collided with a semi on Freeborn County Road 46 near the Interstate 35 overpass.
Daniel P. Whelan, 52, was flown by Mayo One helicopter from the scene to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
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His injuries are not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Reports state Whelan was driving a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Freeborn County Road 46, when a 2015 Freightliner semi pulled out in front of him from the Interstate 35 ramp to turn east onto County 46.
Whelan struck the semi, which was driven by Joshua P. Howard, 31, of Jonesboro, Ark.
When authorities arrived, the motorcycle was under the first set of tires on the driver’s side of the semi. Howard was not injured.
The crash took place at 12:39 p.m. The road was dry.
Whelan was not wearing a helmet.
His condition as of press time was unknown.
The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and Gold Cross Ambulance crews assisted at the scene.