Injury Crash
Posted on 05/30/2021
Date: 05-30-2021
Case: Injury Crash 21-18212
Authority: Lieutenant Hope Demler 409

On Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 3:43 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motorcycle crash in the curves on Pleasant Hill Rd just east of Slinger Rd in the Village of Richfield. The caller was an area resident who heard the crash from her home. The caller responded to the scene and observed a motorcycle crashed in the south ditch of Pleasant Hill Rd and the lone male operator laying approximately 15 feet south of the motorcycle in the tall grass. The caller advised that the operator was unconscious and bleeding from the head; the operator was not wearing a helmet.

Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and located the operator who was conscious, breathing but unable to speak clearly laying on his back. Richfield Rescue responded to the scene for patient care. Flight For Life assisted on scene and transported the patient to Froedtert Wauwatosa via helicopter. The patient sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and remains at Froedtert Wauwatosa.

The operator of the motorcycle was a 58 year old Brookfield resident. The initial scene investigation showed that the motorcycle was eastbound on Pleasant Hill Rd and failed to negotiate the curve, went off road right into the soft gravel, lost control and struck a tree. The operator was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the tall grass near a field.

Speed or alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in this crash. Pleasant Hill Rd just east of Slinger Rd was shut down for approximately 40 minutes for patient care and accident investigation.