UPDATE: Weekend car-motorcycle accidents injure two in Pierce County
There were injuries from two car-motorcycle accidents which took place this weekend in Pierce County.
The first accident was Friday evening on CTH. CC in El Paso Townships in front of N5271. Jeffery Jilk, 37, River Falls, was pulling his 1999 Nissan Altima into a private drive at around 9:15 p.m. when it was struck by a 1985 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Joseph Whirry, 38, of Spring Valley. Mr. Whirry was ejected from his vehicle and was injured. He was transported by the Elmwood Ambulance Service to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire with undetermined injuries. Mr. Jilk was uninjured. Elmwood Fire and the Pierce County Sheriff's Department were also at the scene of the accident.
Then on Saturday afternoon around 2:51 p.m. on Hwy. 65 at CTH. W in River Falls Township, a car driven by Claire Janovec, 18, River Falls, according to the Sheriff's report, entered the highway in front of a northbound traveling motorcycle driven by Craig Brenner, 50, of Ellsworth. The motorcycle hit the rear corner of the car and went airborne. Brenner was injured and was transported by River Falls Ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A Regions spokesperson said Monday he was treated and released. Janovec and her passenger Nicholas Sos, 18, of Hudson, were not hurt. Also at the scene were River Falls Fire and River Falls Police.