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PHOTO ADDED: Motorcycle driver injured in crash near Farwell

Those in the Lakeland Hospice Ride helped law enforcement officers take Curtis Osborn's motorcycle out of a ditch near County Road 7 Saturday. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

More information has been released about a motorcyle accident that happened near Farwell Saturday afternoon.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received several 911 calls about a car/motorcycle crash on Douglas County Road 7 near the Pope County line at 2:36 p.m.

Witnesses reported that Curtis Nolan Osborn, 59, of Wahpeton, North Dakota was traveling south when he crossed the centerline and struck the front of a northbound car driven by Debra Kay Nygaard, 50, of Farwell.

Osborn and his motorcycle ended up in the ditch. Osborn, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered leg injuries and received medical treatment on the scene. He was airlifted to the St. Cloud Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Nygaard and a male passenger were wearing seat bels and were not injured, according to the sheriff's office.

Osborn was traveling with several other motorcyclists as part of the 11th annual Lakeland Hospice Ride, which began in Fergus Falls Saturday morning.

Also responding to the scene were the Kensington First Responders, North Ambulance, LifeLink helicopter, Pope County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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