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Eastern Iowa Motorcycle Accidents Begin to Add Up
Spring is for Riders
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Warm weather always brings with it more motorcycles on eastern Iowa roads and this spring, to date, has been no exception. And because riders don’t have much protection, are harder to see on their vehicles, and are capable of weaving in-and-out of traffic, more injuries result.

21-year old Ontario Taylor of Cedar Rapids was seriously injured last(Tues) night just before 8:30 when he lost control of his motorcycle on the Highway-13 southbound ramp to the Highway-30 eastbound ramp. His cycle hit a guardrail. Taylor, who was wearing a helmet, was flown to University Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

18-year old Isabel Pounders of Tiffin lost control of her motorcycle yesterday(Tues) afternoon just before 1:45 at Covington Road and Vinton Street in Palo. The rider and her cycle crashed into the south ditch. Pounders, who did not have a helmet on, was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids with serious injuries. Linn County deputies say charges are pending.

A Cedar Rapids man was seriously injured around 8:20 yesterday(Tues) morning when his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway-151 and Dean Road Southwest in rural Cedar Rapids. 29-year old Mike Crumm was wearing a helmet, but his injuries resulted in a trip to Mercy Medical Center, where his condition is not known. The driver of the car, 21-year old Ann Mundy of Cedar Rapids was cited for not yielding and Sheriff Brian Gardner says further charges are forthcoming.

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