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Couch-ride victim now in fair condition

The condition of Bradley Johnson -- one of three area residents involved in a couch accident May 6 - has improved.

Johnson, who has been hospitalized at Regions in St. Paul since the accident, was listed in fair condition Monday afternoon, according to a Regions representative.

Johnson was riding a couch being towed by a pickup truck when the couch flipped.

Two other men riding on the couch were treated at a hospital and released.

Two weeks ago, Johnson's condition was "critical" and last week it was "serious."

In other accident news from Regions Hospital:

* Dana Laird, Prescott, and Jeffrey Carlisle, Maiden Rock, have both been discharged. The two were involved in an April 22 accident on Hwy. 35, just south of Prescott, when vehicles driven by Carlisle and Laird's wife, Michelle Bevier, collided head-on. Bevier was pronounced dead at the scene. Just a week earlier, Laird was fair, while Carlisle was good.

* Gregory Lunde is now in good condition. The Coon Rapids, Minn., native was riding his motorcycle as part of the Flood Run on April 21 when he was northbound on County Road O, failed to negotiate a curve and went off a ditch embankment. His passenger, Linda Bachman, who was also transported to Regions, was treated and released.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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