Two injured in separate motorcycle accidents in Brookings County

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Department reports two motorcycle injury accidents.

The first was reported shortly before two o’clock Saturday morning north of Bruce. Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says a cycle driven by 48-year-old Jeremy Hagseth of Estelline swerved to miss a deer and went into the ditch.  Hagseth was thrown over the handle bars. He was taken by ambulance to the Brookings Hospital with unknown injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. The Bruce Fire Department and Brookings Ambulance also responded.

The second crash was reported at about 11:30 Saturday morning on Highway 13 in Elkton. Sebring says a motorcycle driven by 40-year-old Emmanuel Bamba of Flandreau lost control, went into the ditch, hit a railroad track embankment and went airborne. The motorcycle then collided with a sign and came to a stop on the opposite side of the tracks. Bamba was transported to the Flandreau Hospital to be treated for unknown injuries. The Elkton Fire Department and Elkton Ambulance also responded.


August 15, 2022