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Darwin, Minnesota, man injured in motorcycle crash he reported later from home

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office said it received a delayed report of a motorcycle crash on Aug. 4 involving a Darwin man who suffered minor injuries and called in the accident from home. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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WATKINS — A Darwin man who crashed his motorcycle Thursday afternoon near Watkins reported the crash from home later and was transported for his injuries, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a news release, Gregory Bunce, 68, of Darwin, was driving southbound on 675th Avenue, south of 380th Street, in Forest Prairie Township at approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday when his motorcycle left the roadway and drove into a ditch.

The Sheriff's Office said it received a delayed report at 5:11 p.m. Thursday. Deputies and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene of the crash, according to the release.

Upon arriving, deputies learned the details of the crash that occurred earlier.

According to the release, Bunce had minor injuries and had hit his head when he crashed. He was not wearing a helmet.

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The release said Bunce was brought home, where he eventually called in the accident, but it did not indicate who brought him home.

Bunce was later transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield with non-life threatening injuries, according to the release, but it did not indicate who brought him to the hospital.

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