Springfield Chief of Police John Nicholson directs traffic on Highway 14 following cycle-car crash.

Biker escapes serious injury in cycle-car crash

A motorcycle-car crash occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 14 and County Road 5 in the City of Springfield at 4:49 p.m. Thursday, April 14.   

According to the Spring-field Police Department, Richard Scott Riley, 40, 213 East Benton Street, Lake Benton, was driving his motorcycle on Highway 14 when he collided with a 2014 Dodge Charger driven by Tyler Carl Hagert, 28, 302 South Spring Avenue, Springfield.  Hagert had stopped at the stop sign on County Road 5 and then pulled out in front of the motorcycle that was traveling east on Highway 14.

Hagert said he didn’t see the motorcycle because it was behind a car making a southbound turn from Highway 14 onto County Road 5.

Riley was transported by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health Care System in Springfield where he was treated for minor injuries.

The motorcycle was towed to Sleepy Eye by West Side Garage of Sleepy Eye. 

Hagert was not injured. His Dodge Charger had moderate front-end damage from the collision.

Hagert was cited for failure to yield right of way.


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