September 17, 2018 03:30 PM
Two people were injured in motorcycle crashes in Pierce County, Wisconsin Saturday afternoon, according to a release from the sheriff's office.
The releases said deputies responded to the report of a crash in the area of Highway 35 and 125th Avenue.
When officers arrived, they learned a second crash occurred due to the back up of traffic from the first crash.
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The sheriff's office said the first crash occurred when 55-year-old Joseph Fisher of Andover lost control of his bike while traveling on Highway 35. Fisher was ejected from his motorcycle, causing the road to be blocked.
The second crash occurred on State Highway 35 when a motorcyclist came upon the backed up traffic. While attempting to avoid striking vehicles in the roadway, the motorcyclist entered a ditch and was ejected from his motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was identified as 68-year-old Gregory Petschauer of St. Paul.
Both motorcyclists were transferred to the hospital with undetermined injuries.
Updated: September 17, 2018 03:30 PM
Created: September 17, 2018 02:47 PM
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