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Pierce County reports three motorcycle accidents

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department reported three motorcycle accidents over the weekend.

On Saturday, the sheriff's department was dispatched to an accident on U.S. Highway 63 just north of State Highway 35. A northbound motorcycle operated by Hunter Smith of Oakdale rear-ended another northbound motorcycle operated by David Ennis of Maplewood.

The sheriff's report said Smith's motorcycle overturned, ejecting him and his passenger. The passenger was flown to Region's Hospital with undetermined injuries. Smith suffered minor injuries, and Ennis and his passenger were uninjured.

Two more motorcycle accidents, which both took place on County Road O, involved drivers who entered the ditch after they failed to negotiate a curve and lost control. Both of the accidents are still under investigation.