Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | NEWS
Motorcylist in three-vehicle accident named
POLK COUNTY - A 67-year old Grantsburg man was airlifted Tuesday, June 3, after being injured when the motorcycle he was driving was struck from behind by a car.
John Warnest was seriously hurt but his condition is improving, according to a family member.
Warnest was driving a motorcycle northbound on Hwy. 35 and was slowing to turn west on to CTH B, north of Luck, when the motorcycle was rear-ended by a following vehicle. The impact sent Warnest and his motorcycle into the oncoming lane of traffic where they were struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Michael Asher of Danbury.
Warner was wearing a helmet, was conscious following the accident and talking. He was taken by ground ambulance to St. Croix Regional Medical Center and airlifted Twin Cities hospital.
The Leader does not yet have the name of the driver who rear-ended the motorcycle but, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department, he will receive two traffic citations.
Watch leadernewsroom.com for updates on this story. - Gary King