6-Year-Old Injured in Motorcycle Accident

MASON CITY, IA – A six-year-old boy is injured tonight after a motorcycle crash, and his father is facing criminal charges.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 3:30 this afternoon, just west of Rock Falls.

The driver of the cycle is 32-year-old James Francis of Mason City.

Authorities say Francis lost control of the motorcycle, and went into a ditch.

Francis’s six-year-old son was also on the bike.

He was taken to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa.

Authorities say the crash is alcohol related.

Francis is facing numerous charges related to the crash, including a third offense OWI, child endangerment and failure to maintain control.

The accident is still under investigation.

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