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Victim of tractor-cycle collision upgraded to fair

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Ellsworth, 54011
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

An Eau Claire woman who was the victim of a motorcycle/tractor collision Sept. 8 has seen her medical condition improve.

Rebecca S. Prior, 52, Eau Claire, was listed in fair condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, according to a spokesperson there Friday. She was previously critical.

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According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Prior was driving her 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Hwy. 10 in the Town of Union. While attempting to pass a tractor driven by Sean M. Stoudt, 19, Menomonie, she hit the tractor's front left tire.

The impact ejected her from the motorcycle. Authorities said she wasn't wearing a helmet, but did have eye protection. Stoudt was uninjured.

Radio reports indicated Prior suffered extensive injuries, including severely broken legs, a broken arm and other injuries. She was transferred to Regions by Life Link Helicopter.

After the helicopter left, a large piece of bone was found amid the wreckage. A Pierce County deputy immediately took the bone via squad car to Regions Hospital.

Helping the sheriff's department were the Plum City/Maiden Rock Ambulance Service, the Lund Fire Department and the Pepin County Sheriff's Department.

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