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Brainerd man seriously injured in motorcycle-Suburban crash

A 63-year-old Brainerd man was seriously injured Thursday when the 1998 Honda motorcycle he was operating crashed with a Suburban, reported the Brainerd Police Department.

Raymond Lindberg was westbound on Oak Street on his motorcycle, when a Suburban was traveling eastbound on Oak Street. Police said the Suburban was making a left turn north to Fifth Street Southeast, when it turned in front of Lindberg and they collided. The motorcycle hit the rear area of the suburban.

Lindberg was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd for serious injuries to his head and other areas. It did not appear that Lindberg was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Lindberg was later transferred to CentraCare Health Hospital in St. Cloud for further treatment where he is listed in serious condition.

The Suburban was driven by a 23-year-old Brainerd man, who was not injured in the crash. The 23-year-old was taken into custody for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for obstructing legal process.

The crash was reported at about 5:16 p.m.

The Minnesota State Patrol, Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department, North Ambulance, Brainerd Fire Department and the Minnesota DNR assisted police with the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about it is asked to call the Brainerd Police Department at 829-2805.

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