Paynesville man suffers serious leg injury in central Minnesota motorcycle crash

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office said alcohol is believed to be a factor in a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning in St. Martin Township where a Paynesville man suffered a serious leg injury.


ST. MARTIN โ€” A Paynvesille man suffered a serious leg injury early Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash in St. Martin Township.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, the driver of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle found lying on its side in a driveway in the 28000 block of County Road 12 was identified as Charlie McCool, 43. He was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital, and the Sheriff's Office said in a news release that alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash.

The report to the Sheriff's Office at 1:10 a.m. June 19 said the driver may have broken his leg.

Upon further investigation, it was learned that the driver had been traveling westbound on County Road 12 when he had to slow down and put his foot on the road. His foot then got caught under the bike which caused him to put the bike down and call for help, according to the news release.

The St. Martin Fire Department and the Melrose Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.

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