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Pierce County motorcycle accident injures two

Two people from Hastings, Minn., are in Regions Hospital in St. Paul following a Saturday afternoon motorcycle accident in Diamond Bluff Township in Pierce County.

Authorities from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department say that Richard Lange, 57, was on a curve northbound on Pierce County 0, just north of Highway 35, when his motorcycle left the road at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Lange was airlifted to Regions Hospital by a Life Link helicopter where he was listed in serious condition as of Monday morning.

His passenger, Laura D. Story, 48, was taken to Fairview Medical Center in Red Wing, Minn., by Red Wing ambulance service. She was later transferred to Regions Hospital were she was listed in fair condition.