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Cedar Rapids motorcyclist is injured south of Chelsea

October 10, 2013
By John Speer - Editor (jspeer@tamatoledonews.com) , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

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.

 
 

 

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