Two men were injured in two separate single motorcycle crashes in Vernon County.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3:16 p.m., Vernon County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a single motorcycle accident with injuries on Sveum Ridge Road west of Bagstad Lane in the town of Coon.

Richard Bell, 45, of West Salem was operating his 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. While he was negotiating a curve, he lost control and slid off the road and into the ditch, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

Coon Valley Fire and EMS and Tri-State Ambulance assisted at the scene.

The second motorcycle accident occurred at about 4:53 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, in the town of Stark, east of La Farge.

Dalton R. Mikkelson, 19, of Viroqua, was driving a motorcycle east on Hwy. D near Cornell Road. Mikkelson was negotiating a slight corner when he lost control and went straight across the corner, over the ditch and overturned in a field, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Mikkelson was transported from the scene by La Farge Ambulance Service with non-life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The crashes remain under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.


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