Arnolds Park man injured in Shelby Co. Crash


June 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Shelby County say a northern Iowa man suffered non-life threatening injuries during a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon, in Defiance. 72-year old Thomas Johnson, of Arnolds Park, was riding a 1993 Honda motorcycle southbound on Highway 59 at around 12:30-p.m., when the cycle went out of control due to heavy rain and a slick road surface.

When the cycle went down, Johnson was thrown off, and came to rest on the highway. The cycle continued on its side into the west ditch. Defiance Fire and Rescue transported Johnson to Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan, where he was treated for his injuries.

The motorcycle sustained minimal damage during the crash.