Humboldt man airlifted after SUV/cycle crash

Emergency personnel transport an injured motorcyclist, Rickie L. Vinsand of Humboldt late Sunday afternoon, April 7, following a SUV/motorcycle accident in the 1700 block of Highway 169. Vinsand was airlifted to Iowa Methodist Medical Center with incapacitating injuries. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

A Humboldt motorcyclist was seriously injured Sunday following an accident in the 1700 block of 13th Street North (Highway 169).
The accident was reported at 6:04 p.m. The Humboldt Police Department, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt County Memorial Hospital EMS responded to the scene. Members of the Iowa State Patrol arrived a short time later with Trooper Mark C. Anderson of Post 7 filing the report.
According to the report, a 2015 Harley-Davidson LRX motorcycle driven by Rickie Lee Vinsand, 66, of Humboldt, was north on Highway 169 and was stopped to make a left turn into the Hardware Hank driveway.
A 2015 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle driven by David M. Haase, 48, of Burt, was also northbound.
Haase told investigators he did not see Vinsand’s motorcycle and the Ford SUV rear-ended the Harley Davidson.
Vinsand was ejected from the motorcycle. He was rushed from the scene by HCMH Ambulance with suspected serious/incapacitating injuries.
He was airlifted to Iowa Methodist Medical Center where he remains hospitalized.
Haase reported possible pain or injury and was taken by HCMH ground ambulance to the hospital to be checked out.
Unidentified passengers in the Haase SUV were not believed to be injured in the accident.
Vinsand’s Harley-Davidson LRX motorcycle was a complete loss with an estimated $20,000 in damage.
Haase’s 2015 Ford Explorer sustained an estimated $12,000 in disabling damage.
Charges in the accident are pending further investigation, the Iowa State Patrol reports.

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