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Hwy. 35 crash results in injury, citation

Debbie Griffin photo.

The commute home to River Falls at the intersection of southbound Hwy. 35 and Radio Road was slowed late Tuesday afternoon, May 14, by a car vs. motorcycle collision. The injured motorcyclist, Michael D. Fisher, Jr., 33, Hammond, was heading south toward River Falls when a 1996 Honda Accord driven by Katie L. Anderson, 20, River Falls, allegedly failed to yield from a stop sign while pulling out from Radio Road.

Police radio communications indicated that Fisher was conscious but had a broken leg, and that he was taken by River Falls Ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Anderson, apparently unhurt, was given a $175.30 citation for causing the collision.

Both motorcycle and car were heavily damaged.

One lane of southbound traffic on Hwy. 35 was blocked for a half hour until almost 5 p.m.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has just begun work to build an overpass, interchanges and roundabouts at Radio Road and Hwy. 35.

Part of the reason is to increase safety and eliminate stop-and-go access to the high-speed, busy highway.

The Radio Road access to Hwy. 35 is expected to be closed by mid-summer as the overpass/interchange construction work progresses.

Phil Pf