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Forum staff reports, Published May 17 2012

Grand Forks men hurt when motorcycles collide

ARDOCH, N.D. – Two Grand Forks men riding motorcycles were injured when one bike rear-ended the other Wednesday night near Ardoch, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported.

Both motorcycles were going southbound on Highway 81 from Forest River to Grand Forks at about 10:28 p.m. when the rear driver accelerated to try to catch up to the lead driver and rear-ended him, the patrol stated in a news release.

The collision caused both drivers to lose control and be thrown from their bikes.

The two men, ages 28 and 33, were taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Their names were not released, and their conditions are unknown.

Neither driver was wearing a helmet. The motorcycles, both 2006 Harley-Davidsons, were totaled.

The crash remains under investigation.

Ardoch is about 23 miles northwest of Grand Forks.