Highway 7 Crashes 06 Sep 12

There were 3 different crashes on Highway 7 in McLeod County on Wednesday. The first occurred at just after 3pm when 56-year-old John Smith of Darwin lost control of his Yamaha scooter and the vehicle went into the ditch. He was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital with minor injuries. A few minutes later a 22-year-old Litchfield man lost control of his motorcycle at the Highway 7 intersection with Highway 22. Grant Benjamin was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital with non life-threatening injuries after his Harley Davidson went into the ditch and he was thrown from the bike. An elderly Delano couple then suffered minor injuries Wednesday night when their vehicle rear-ended a hay wagon near the intersection with Grain Avenue just east of Silver Lake. The other driver in that crash was not hurt.