A 21-year-old Port Washington man is recovering from "substantial" leg injuries after being thrown 45 feet from his motorcycle when a motorist failed to yield and the two collided. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.
The responded to the crash at 9:58 a.m. Friday at the intersection of County Highway C and Preserve Court in the town of Grafton, according to a press release. A 74-year-old Grafton man driving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was making a left turn from County Highway C onto Preserve Court and turned in front of the motorcyclist. The driver had been wearing a seatbelt.
The motorcyclist, driving a 1980 Suzuki, was thrown 45 feet from his bike; he was a wearing a full-face helmet but suffered "substantial" injuries to his right leg. Flight for Life was called and he was transported to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.
The Grafton man was cited for failure to yield. He complained of chest pain after the crash, and was transported via ambulance to Aurora Hospital in Grafton. County Highway C was closed for about an hour and a half.