Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Ottumwa Accident


A car versus motorcycle accident Tuesday morning in Ottumwa left one man seriously injured.

Chief Chad Farrington of the Ottumwa Police Department says the preliminary investigation indicates that 25-year-old Dalton Hanson was traveling eastbound on Boone on a motorcycle at a high rate of speed, according to witnesses.

A second vehicle driven by 27-year-old Lorena Leyva-Garcia was traveling southbound on Bruce.

Leyva-Garcia stopped her car at the intersection of Boone and Bruce and then proceeded through the intersection. Hanson’s motorcycle collided with Leyva-Garcia’s vehicle.

Farrington says Hanson suffered serious injuries and was not breathing. Witnesses and arriving responders administered CPR which successfully resuscitated Hanson.

Hanson was airlifted to a hospital in Des Moines where he is currently in critical condition. Leyva-Garcia was not injured in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

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