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Motorcycle accident injures two near Hartline
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Motorcycle accident injures two near Hartline

A motorcycle accident injured two people Saturday evening eight miles north of Hartline. First responders were dispatched around 5:30 p.m. to the accident.

Crash investigators say Benjamin A. Baer, 30, of Grand Coulee failed to make the curve at Road 50-Northeast while driving northbound. Baer and his wife, Anna, 25, were thrown from the motorcycle to the side of the road. Both were transported to Coulee Community Medical Center.

Anna was treated at the medical center for non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Baer was later flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane by MedStar helicopter for treatment of serious injuries to the head.

Investigators say they were wearing helmets not approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation to reduce the risk of head injuries.

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