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Woman injured in motorcycle incident

DOWNING  —  A former Glenwood City woman was injured April 11 when she lost control of her motorcycle.

Alyssa Harrington, 20, of Eau Claire and a 2012 Glenwood City High School graduate, suffered scrapes and a knee injury when she lost control of her 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle while driving on County Road Q just north of Downing around 12:35 p.m. last Saturday.

The accident happened less than a mile south of County Road N in Dunn County.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office reported that the back tire of Harrington’s motorcycle contacted some gravel along the edge of the roadway while she was trying to negotiate a curve at the top of   a hill causing Harrington to loose control of the cycle which then tipped on its left side and skidded into the east ditch.

Harrington was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar  in  Menomonie by the Glenwood City Ambulance. She was then transported to Mayo-Luther in Eau Claire where she underwent surgery that same day to repair a ligament in her left knee, according to her mother Denise Hanson.

Hanson reported that her daughter had been wearing a helmet, a heavy safety jacket and steel-toed boots but only had a pair of jeans covering her legs when the accident happened.

Hanson said her daughter was expected to be released from the hospital yesterday (Tuesday, April 14).

Harrington was cited for failure to have control of her motorcycle and for having no insurance. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office also reported that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.