A Cedar Rapids motorcyclist was flown by Lifeguard Helicopter to University Hospitals in Iowa City on Monday, Sept. 30, after he lost control of the vehicle on a curve near Chelsea according to the Tama County Sheriff's Office.
Dale Norman Northup, 62, was treated at the scene by the Belle Plaine Ambulance Service.
On Friday, Oct. 4, a University Hospitals spokesperson was unable to locate the victim in the hospital registry therefore unable to provide a condition report.
The investigative report said Northup was traveling northeast on Taam County Road V18 about two miles southwest of Chelsea when he went around a curve at the S Avenue intersection and lost control and went into a ditch while travelling between 45 - 55 mph. The motorcycle hit the west ditch and went airborne.
The accident, which occurred at 10:29 a.m., was witnessed by the victim's brother, Phillip Northup who was following him at the time.
It was noted Northup was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The Chelsea Fire Department also responded to the scene.