Motorcycle crash near Gardner shuts down I-29 for an hour

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Gardner, ND) -- A Grandin man suffered serious injuries after crashing his motorcycle just north of Gardner on I-29 late Friday afternoon.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the 67-year-old was riding his Harley Davidson northbound on the highway around 3 p.m. going 65 to 70mph when the bike began to wobble. The rider then laid it down, and was seriously hurt.

Troopers say the man was transported via helicopter to an area hospital. The interstate was shut down for around an hour as emergency personnel arrived on scene.

It is unclear if drug or alcohol were a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.