A resident of Erhard was injured Sept. 13 during a collision of a mini-bike and sport utility vehicle (SUV) north of Underwood.

The victim, who had been riding the mini-bike, was identified as 25-year-old Corey Resler of Erhard.

The accident took place at 12:12 p.m. near the intersection of 325th Street and Highway 35, north of Underwood and southwest of Dent.

Sheriff deputies said the driver of the SUV had been eastbound on 325th Street when the rider of the mini-bike entered the roadway from the north ditch. The mini-bike rider then attempted to make a turn onto the roadway.

The vehicles collided and the mini-bike rider (Resler) was thrown into the ditch by the force of the collision. Resler sustained multiple injuries but they did not appear to be life threatening.

Resler was treated at the scene of the accident by Underwood Rescue personnel and was transported by Ringdahl Ambulance to the hospital in Fergus Falls. The victim had not been wearing a helmet.

The SUV driver was not injured. His vehicle sustained damage but it was able to be driven from the scene of the accident. Air bags were deployed. 

Deputies said the mini-bike was badly damaged and was towed from the scene of the accident.

Theft reported

A resident of Buds Barn Road, south of Parkers Prairie, reported to sheriff deputies on Sept. 13 the theft of a small Husqvarna chain saw and Stihl farm chain saw.

The owner said no other items of value were taken. He was unsure how long the stolen items had been missing from the property.

UTV passenger injured

A passenger on a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) was injured during an accident near Highway 73 in southeastern Otter Tail County just before 6 p.m. on Sept. 13.

The driver lost control of the UTV after a tire hit a rut on a trail, resulting in the unit overturning. The victim was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said seatbelts and helmets had not been used.