Two hurt in town of Forest motorcycle accident

Two were injured in a single-motorcycle accident reported at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Highway 33 at County Highway V, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office. 

A 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 47-year-old James E. Powell of Whitehall, Wis., was traveling west on Highway 33, near County Highway V, in the town of Forest. Meanwhile, a 2017 Ford Transit Van, driven by 60-year-old Keith W. Lacey, was traveling north on County Highway V. Lacey stopped at the intersection and waited for another motorcycle to pass by; however, he did not see the Powell motorcycle.

Lacey pulled into Powell’s path, and Powell swerved to avoid colliding with Lacey, losing control of the motorcycle. Powell’s motorcycle flipped over, ejecting him and his passenger, 44-year-old Angela A. Powell.

Sustaining injuries, Angela Powell and James Powell were transported to Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro by Hillsboro Area Ambulance Service. Lacey’s vehicle was not damaged, and he reported no injuries.

The Hillsboro Fire Department also assisted at the scene. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

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