The Wisconsin State Patrol requested the assistance from the Sheriff’s Office to investigate a personal injury accident involving a motorcycle that crashed in the 7000 block on County Highway D on 4/12/16 at 6:55 pm.
According to the preliminary investigation, a Trooper was on County Highway D about half mile east of I41 when he observed a westbound motorcycle traveling at 94 miles per hour. The Trooper turned his cruiser around, but did not actively begin pursuing the motorcycle.
The Trooper continued westbound and located an accident scene involving the same motorcycle he previously saw. The initial investigation suggests he operator entered a curve on Cty D at an excessive speed and crossed the center line traveling off road left and struck an asphalt driveway apron.
The motorcycle went airborne and the driver was ejected. The driver landed 136 feet west of the driveway apron. The operator was wearing a helmet but suffered a severe leg injury.
The driver, a 17-year-old Dodge County boy, was transported from the scene by Flight For Life to Summit Hospital where he is expected to live.
Although the State Trooper was not directly involved in a pursuit of the motorcycle, the decision was made to have another law enforcement agency investigate the accident.
The driver will face multiple traffic citations as a result of the incident.
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