Cycle Crash Near Sleepy Eye 29 Aug 11

A 71-year-old Sleepy Eye man was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale after a crash in Brown County Saturday afternoon. Linus Hoffmann was leaving a home at the intersection of County Roads 27 and 10 just east of Sleepy Eye on a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by 18-year-old John Hauser of Sleepy Eye. The crash happened at just after 2pm. Hoffmann had apparently attempted to enter the road from the ditch, and Hauser tried to avoid hitting him, but couldn’t. Hoffmann was not wearing a helmet, and suffered head injuries. Hauser and a passenger were checked out at Sleepy Eye Medical Center and released.