MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURY CAUSED BY DOG ON HIGHWAY
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office reported an unfortunate accident this week caused by a dog that got onto the road. The young golden retriever was killed when it ran into highway traffic, causing a motorcycle to crash in Stearns County on Saturday, the sheriff’s office said. Two riders on the motorcycle were injured in the crash.
A group of 10 motorcycles was traveling northbound on 75th Avenue in Brockway Township when the dog ran out into the street, according to the news release. The motorcycles attempted to swerve to miss the dog, but one motorcycle driver hit the dog, causing the motorcycle to tip and slide to a stop. The rider and his passenger on the motorcycle, a 46-year-old woman, were riding in the third position on the outside of the traffic lane at the time of the crash, police said. The couple were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
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