Four-wheeler crash reported near Battle Lake

By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent 

Sheriff deputies, on July 16, reported the injury of a motorcycle driver west of Parkers Prairie. The accident took place at 12:21 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 38 and 505th Avenue.

The rider lost control and entered the north ditch, suffering a head injury and injuries to the arms and legs. The injuries were not believed to be life threatening. The victim, a male, was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Alexandria.

The injured party was part of a group of motorcycle drivers. They said he did not properly negotiate a curve in the roadway and lost control of the motorcycle.

The Parkers Prairie ambulance team was praised for its quick response to the scene of the accident.

Four-wheeler crash, injury near Battle Lake

One person was injured July 16 in an ATV accident north of Battle Lake and west of Blanche Lake.

Sheriff deputies said the driver of the ATV, at 9:47 p.m., was attempting a turn-around, lost control, and was ejected from the ATV.

The victim, a male, sustained a broken right leg and road rash. He was transported to the hospital in Fergus Falls by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel.

Scam reported

A resident of Pickerel Lake, northwest of Otter Tail Lake, was reportedly scammed out of more than $10,000. The person fell victim to the grandson in jail scam on July 16.

The scam victim is out the money, through a UPS transfer, but fortunately did not give out any personal information to the scammers.

Law enforcement personnel remind county residents that scam artists will use any tricks they can to exploit grandparents’ love and concern for their grandchildren. This gives rise to imposter fraud specifically targeting older Americans.

Don’t fall for a suspicious call, and instead call the county sheriff office at 218-998-8555.