Black bear killed, man injured in motorcycle crash

Pillager Area Fire and Rescue says they responded to a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon.

A motorcyclist on County Road 34 north of Pillager struck a black bear and a passerby reported the rider had “significant road rash” as well as a broken wrist.

The motorcyclist was transported via North Memorial ground ambulance to the Staples hospital. He was not wearing a helmet.

The black bear died at the scene.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.

Photo courtesy of Pillager Area Fire and Rescue.

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