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Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after crashing into car, pole in Richfield

Burlington Flight for Life
Posted at 10:36 PM, Jun 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-03 23:36:56-04

RICHFIELD, Wis. — A motorcyclist was airlifted to a hospital after crashing into a car and pole in Richfield Friday evening.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash in front of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store, 1234 Hwy 175, shortly before 8 p.m.

Officials say the initial caller reported a motorcycle had struck a pole in the road. Upon arrival, deputies and Richfield Fire and Rescue discovered a car was southbound on STH 175, indicated a left turn and proceeded to turn into the main entrance to the store. A motorcycle was traveling behind the car and attempted to pass the car to the left at the same time the car was making a turn.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 56-year-old Richfield man, struck the car, lost control, struck a pole and was ejected from his motorcycle, officials say. The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet.

Due to the man's injuries, Flight for Life was requested and the man was transported.

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