ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

accident.motorcycle.stock.jpg
We are part of The Trust Project.

ST. MARTIN — 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.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "West Central Tribune staff report." Often, the "West Central Tribune staff report" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

The West Central Tribune newsroom can be reached via email:
willmar-newsdesk@wctrib.com or phone 320-235-1150.
What to read next
The funeral service for Anthony "Tony" Schmoll will be July 7. He died in an accident at his home north of Willmar.
The men were killed when their motorcycles collided with a truck.
Area funerals scheduled through July 9, 2022
The Legislature failed to approve a transportation bill this session, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is still assessing what the impact will be in terms of accessing federal dollars and inflationary losses for delaying projects.