Park Rapids man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

PARK RAPIDS– A 43-year-old Park Rapids man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash yesterday evening.

According to the state patrol, the bike was eastbound on Highway 87 near mile post 54 when the driver, Broderick Aaron Whitcomb, failed to negotiate a turn and went off the roadway around 6 p.m.

Whitcomb reportedly sustained life threatening injuries and wasn’t wearing a helmet.

The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, North Memorial EMS and Air Care and the Park Rapids Police Department assisted the state patrol.

Whitcomb was transported to Essentia Health in Fargo. 

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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