Two Accidents Minutes Apart 06 Sep 12

Two accidents minutes apart and very close in proximity injured two people Wednesday afternoon in Hutchinson.

The first happened on Highway 7 at 3:06pm. The State Patrol says 56-year-old John Smith of Darwin was riding his Yamaha scooter westbound on Highway 7, lost control, and went into the ditch. He was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Just two minutes later, at 3:08pm, the Patrol says 22-year-old Benjamin Grant of Litchfield was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, entered the ditch, and was thrown from the motorcycle. The State Patrol says he was also taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.