Sheriff: Inexperience, Fatigue Caused Motorcycle Accident

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Sheriff: Inexperience, Fatigue Caused Motorcycle Accident

September 5, 2012 Updated Sep 5, 2012 at 8:12 PM CDT

Namakagon, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Bayfield County Sheriff's Department says inexperience and fatigue lead to a single motorcycle accident on Monday.

Authorities say a 44-year-old woman was driving her motorcycle westbound on CTH M. While negotiating a curve on CTH M, near McCloud Lake Rd., she merged onto the gravel shoulder of the road and was pulled into the tree line where she collided with several trees.

She was ejected from cycle and lying next to it. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Great Divide EMS transported her to Cable Union airport where she was life-flighted to St. Mary's in Duluth with a broken wrist, possible dislocated shoulder and other cuts and scrapes.

Authorities believe she was an inexperienced rider and she had made a lengthy trip from Lake Nebagamon with her fiancée and other biker friends. The fiancée believes she was fatigued from the ride. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Great Divide EMS, Namakagon Fire, Namakagon Constable, and a Bayfield County Sheriff’s Deputy responded.

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