Single motorcycle crash results in air ambulance

At 8:48 a.m. on June 23, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from a motorcyclist whose friend crashed on Highway 359, northwest of Harrison.

“The guy who was following him said he didn’t know what happened,” said Harrison fire chief Joe Husar. “The guy just drove off the road and lost control. They were both riding motorcycles – big road bikes.”

Husar and the Harrison Fire Department were the first responders along with Harrison QRU and the Whitehall Ambulance. The sheriff’s office and Montana Highway Patrol were also on scene, according to Sheriff Roger Thompson.

The motorcyclist who was in the accident sustained head and neck injuries, and possibly a broken wrist, Thompson said.

“He was in critical condition when he left,” Thompson said. “He was life flighted to Great Falls, probably because of the head or neck injury … they have a neurosurgeon up there.”

“There will be more investigation,” Thompson said. “It was a straight stretch of roadway, not a curve, and he just drifted off the shoulder and went down an embankment and crashed.”

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