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Only minor injuries in car/motorcycle accident

There do not appear to have been any serious injuries in this accident Wednesday morning on Highway 3.

A motorcyclist who hit a moving car Wednesday morning might be a little scraped up, but he should be just fine.

Names of the two men involved in the crash were not released at the scene, but preliminary reports indicate that neither driver was seriously injured in the crash.

The accident occurred near Blaine Avenue on Highway 50. According to a Dakota County sheriff's deputy, the driver of the Yamaha R1 motorcycle was eastbound behind a smaller, two-door coupe. The driver of the motorcycle attempted to pass the car, but clipped it, causing the motorcycle to spin out of control.

The man motorcycle landed in the eastbound ditch. Farmington Fire Rescue and ALF Allina Ambulance responded to the scene and evaluated the man's condition. Farmington fire marshal John Powers said the motorcycle driver received "a really bad case of road rash," but that otherwise, he had no life-threatening injuries. The motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet, Powers said.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

The Dakota County Sheriff's department and the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating the accident.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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