Missouri man injured in semi-motorcycle crash in Grand Island

A Missouri man was injured in a crash after his motorcycle hit a semi trailer at the...
A Missouri man was injured in a crash after his motorcycle hit a semi trailer at the intersection of Hwy 34 and South Locust in Grand Island.(MGN)
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 4:22 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Missouri man is in critical condition following a two-vehicle accident Saturday evening in Grand Island.

It happened around 5:25 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 34 and South Locust.

According to Grand Island Police, a semi truck and trailer were traveling westbound on Hwy 34, turning left to go south on South Locust when the back of the trailer, just ahead of the rear axle, was hit by a motorcycle. The motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Hwy 34.

The motorcycle driver was ejected and according to Grand Island Fire the motorcycle landed on top of him and was on fire.

Grand Island Fire Battalion Chief Bryan Stutzman said the semi driver had used his fire extinguisher to put most of the fire out.

Once they arrived, they pulled him away from the bike and got him on his way to get care.

The driver, identified as Dennis Eagon, 68, of Pittsburg, Missouri, was severely injured. He was taken to CHI Health St. Francis where he was then life-flighted to CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center- Bergan Mercy in Omaha.

As of Tuesday, he remained in critical condition.

GIPD Captain Jim Duering said witnesses indicated that the semi had green turn arrows and it doesn’t appear that the motorcycle was coming from a stop, but violating the traffic signal.

No citations were given yet as a result of this crash.

The intersection was shut down for nearly three hours as accident reconstruction took place.

The driver of the semi, a 39-year-old Schuyler man, was uninjured.

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