Two seriously injured in motorcycle crash near Emmaville

Two were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash near Emmaville earlier this month.

The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that first responders arrived on the scene Friday, June 4, around 9 p.m. to provide aid to both of the injured riders.

Sixty-two-year-old Tim Pearson of Park Rapids was southbound on County 4 on a Kawasaki motorcycle when a deer ran into the road.

Pearson was unable to avoid the animal and they collided, tipping the motorcycle.

Both Pearson and his passenger, 51-year-old Susan Bristlin of Park Rapids, were thrown from the machine and were ultimately airlifted to a Sanford Hospital in Fargo.

Pearson sustained a serious head injury and Bristlin’s ribs and lung were injured.

Hubbard First Responders and North Memorial AirCare assisted at the scene.


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 events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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