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ALBERT LEA, MN — A man is in the hospital after a crash involving his motorcycle and a car.
At 1:52 p.m. Wednesday afternoon authorities were called to the scene on County Road 46 near Interstate 35.
Authorities say the Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Dylan Hanson of Clarks Grove was eastbound when the 2012 Ford Fusion driven by 70-year-old Donald Bell of Dodge Center pulled out of the Trails Travel Center. The eastbound motorcycle then struck the sedan broadside.
With warm weather, state patrol officials warn to be more aware of motorcycles.
“I like the idea that motorcycles are always vigilant, but we need to get people to see the motorcycles on the highways, and when you’re going to cross a road or leave a stop sign, check and double check to make sure there’s no motorcycles coming,” said Sgt. Tim Freden of the Minnesota State Patrol.
Officials say the driver of the sedan was okay. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea before being airlifted by Mayo 1 to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.