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Forum staff reports , Published August 24 2013

Fargo motorcyclist severely injured in crash

FARGO – A motorcyclist was severely injured after being thrown from his bike Friday night along Interstate 29.

James Matthews of Fargo was accelerating as he was merging onto northbound I-29 from eastbound 52nd Avenue when he lost control of his motorcycle about 9 p.m.

Matthews and his bike came to rest in a ditch, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Matthews was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the patrol said.

The accident remains under investigation.