2 Hospitalized After Motorcycle Hits Truck in Chisago Co.
Two people are in the hospital after their motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck in Chisago County Saturday afternoon.
The Chisago County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of 347th Street and Oasis Road.
According to authorities, the 16-year-old driver of the pickup truck had been parked on the shoulder of Oasis Road when he turned east on to 347th Street in front of the southbound motorcycle.
It appears the driver of the motorcycle attempted to avoid the pickup, but hit the driver's side rear quarter of the truck.
The driver of the motorcycle, a 24-year-old Chisago City man, was taken to Regions Hospital in serious condition. His passenger, a 24-year-old woman from Stacy, was hospitalized at Regions in critical condition.
Authorities say they were not wearing helmets or other protective gear.
Neither the driver of the pickup nor any of his three adult passengers were injured.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.