Four motorcycle riders were injured in two crashes in Grant County last weekend.
The first occurred on College Farm Road east of Wisconsin 80/81 Friday aorund 1:30 p.m. Bryant Blabaum, 19, and Cole Cooper, 20, both of Platteville, were riding east on College Farm Road when they observed a flatbed trailer parked in the road, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.
The trailer, owned by Rick’s Blacktop and Paving of Fairview Heights, Ill., had been parked on the road after construction equipment was unloaded, according to the sheriff’s department. Blabaum and Cooper put their motorcycles onto the pavement and slid into the trailer.
Blabaum and Cooper were taken by Platteville EMS and the Cuba City Area Rescue Squad to Southwest Health Center in Platteville. Cooper was the taken by MedFlight helicopter to UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison.
The second occurred on Wisconsin 35 in South Lancaster Sunday around 1:30 p.m. According to the sheriff’s department, an eastbound motorcycle excited a westbound horse pulling a buggy. The horse reared up on its back legs and ran south across traffic into the path of a motorcycle driven by Anthony Voshell, 63, Sharon.
Voshell began a skid trying to avoid the collision, according to the sheriff’s report. Voshell and his passenger, Marlene Voshell, 63, were taken to Grant Regional Health Center.
Neither the horse nor the passengers in the buggy were injured.