One injured in motorcycle vs. car wreck

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
M’kenzie Beam, 15, of Fort Dodge, is embraced by a friend after a car versus motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon.

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson M’kenzie Beam, 15, of Fort Dodge, is embraced by a friend after a car versus motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon.

A Fort Dodge man was seriously injured in a motorcycle versus car crash Sunday afternoon.

Raymond Caquelin, 64, was riding the motorcycle when it was hit by a car at the intersection of Second Avenue North and North 15th Street.

Caquelin reportedly suffered broken bones and a possible head injury, according to Officer Paul Samuelson, of the Fort Dodge Police Department.

The motorcycle was hit a by a car driven by M’kenzie Beam, 15, of Fort Dodge.

Beam was traveling northbound when she attempted to make a left-hand turn, Samuelson reported.

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
Tom Ubben, Fort Dodge firefighter, prepares to remove a motorcycle from North 15th Street Sunday afternoon after it was involved in a car versus motorcycle crash. One man was seriously injured in the crash.

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson Tom Ubben, Fort Dodge firefighter, prepares to remove a motorcycle from North 15th Street Sunday afternoon after it was involved in a car versus motorcycle crash. One man was seriously injured in the crash.

Caquelin was traveling southbound.

Beam indicated that she did not see the motorcycle when she attempted to turn onto Second Avenue North, according to Samuelson.

Officers on scene believe the impact of the crash caused Caquelin to be thrown from the motorcycle and into a traffic pole, Samuelson reported.

A 1-year-old child was reportedly in the car at the time of the crash.

Beam and the child were both uninjured, Samuelson said.

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson 

Fort Dodge paramedics and firefighters tend to Raymond Caquelin, 64, of Fort Dodge, after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle versus car crash Sunday afternoon.

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson Fort Dodge paramedics and firefighters tend to Raymond Caquelin, 64, of Fort Dodge, after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle versus car crash Sunday afternoon.

Beam was cited for failure to yield upon a left turn and violation of permit.

The registered owner of the car is Kimberly Johnson, 23, of Dayton.

Johnson was cited for allowing an unauthorized person to drive.

Caquelin’s injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening, according to Fort Dodge police. He was transported by ambulance to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center.

The Fort Dodge Police Department, Fort Dodge Fire Department and UnityPoint were on scene.

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