A pair of men were injured within an hour of one another in two, unrelated accidents in Dunn County late Saturday afternoon, July 19 according to a news release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office.
The Dunn County Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call at 5:11 p.m. reporting that a 50-year-old male had been seriously injured while riding a horse in the Town of Tainter.
Colfax Rescue Squad and the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Lifelink III medical helicopter was called in to transport the patient due to the extent of his injuries.
The victim, whose name was not released, had fallen from the horse according to eye witnesses and then had the horse fall on top of the man which caused head and leg injuries. The man’s current condition was not known at press time Tuesday morning.
Less than 50 minutes later, a single motorcycle crash in the Town of Weston was reported.
The crash occurred around 5:59 p.m. on July 19 in the 1200 block of County Road X.
According to the report, 54-year-old Steven Gunderson of Beldenville was thrown from his motorcycle and received serious injuries when he left the roadway and crashed into an embankment.
A passerby provided emergency aid until medics arrived on the scene.
Gunderson was air-lifted to an area hospital by Lifelink III helicopter due to the serious nature of his injuries. His current medical condition is not known.
The Elmwood Ambulance Service, Elmwood Fire Department, Menomonie Fire and Rescue and Lifelink III responded to the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office.