FORT CALHOUN, NE – A motorcycle rider was hospitalized following a collision with a sport utility vehicle in Washington County on Monday afternoon.
According to the Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise, the incident happened on U.S. Highway 75 near County Road 30 north of Fort Calhoun.
31-year-old Talon Mak of Ceresco was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Highway 75 when the crash took place at about 3:30 p.m. Investigators said Mak could not avoid a collision with a northbound GMC Yukon that was attempting to make a left turn onto County Road 30. Mak was rushed to Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, where he was reported to be in critical but stable condition on Tuesday.
The driver of the Yukon, 16-year-old Dylan Mitchell of Fort Calhoun, was treated at the scene. He was cited for failure to yield the right of way, authorities said.
Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with rescue crews from Fort Calhoun.
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