Austin man suffers life-threatening injuries in motorcycle accident in Freeborn County Friday morning

A motorcycle rider from Austin suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash Friday morning in Freeborn County.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the accident occurred just after 9:00 a.m. Friday morning on Interstate 90. 57-year old Michael Paul Langstaff, of Austin, was riding west on his 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he entered the median at the Hayward exit and struck a guardrail. The State Patrol reported that Langstaff was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea for treatment.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Hayward First Responders, Mayo Clinic Ambulance, and Minnesota Department of Transportation all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene Friday morning.