Area man hurt in motorcycle crash

Published 8:21 pm Monday, November 5, 2018

A Clarks Grove man was injured Saturday in Clarks Grove after he was ejected from the motorcycle he was driving and struck the road.

Joel Scott Myrick, 40, was taken by Gold Cross Ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and then flown by Mayo One helicopter to Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys campus.

He was listed in fair condition Monday morning.

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Myrick was driving a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja south on Independence Avenue when the throttle on his motorcycle became stuck, causing him to be ejected from the Kawasaki and strike the road, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office. 

He did not lose consciousness after the crash but was bleeding and suffered road rash, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He walked to a residence following the crash.

The incident was reported to the Sheriff’s Office at 11 a.m. Saturday at 422 S. Independence Ave.

Myrick was not wearing a helmet, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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