Two men from Illinois were injured when their motorcycles collided as they were riding westbound on Interstate 80 Friday, in Pottawattamie County. The Omaha World-Herald reports the men were among a group of six motorcyclists riding together, when one of the cycles hit the rear of another cycle, as that machine had begun to slow down. The accident happened at around 6:45 p.m.
The Iowa State Patrol says 63-year old David Schoth, of Chapin, Illinois, was thrown to the roadway when his 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle was hit. He was taken by helicopter to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. The patrol did not describe his injuries or release his condition. The condition of the other injured man, 61-year old William Ott, of Middelton, Illinois, was also not clear. He crashed his 2013 Harley Davidson trike into a ditch after the collision.