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Victim of tractor/motorcycle collision now upgraded to fair

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, is now listed in fair condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul according to a spokesperson there Friday. She was previously critical.

According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Prior was driving her 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle on US Highway 10 in the town of Union when 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 report 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.

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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