Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sheldon man injured in Jasper County motorcycle accident

On 8/28/16 around 2:12pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Jasper County responded to a one vehicle motorcycle accident on Nutmeg Road two miles west of Neck City in rural Jasper County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2001 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by 39 year old Gerald L. Watts of Sheldon, Missouri failed to negotiate a curve causing the bike to travel off the roadway and overturn, ejecting both occupants.

Mr. Watts sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by private vehicle to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment.

A passenger on the bike 40 year old Tammy L. Swan of Jasper, Missouri sustained serious injuries in this accident and she was transported by air ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment.

The bike was totaled and towed from the scene by a private tow.



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