Cape Girardeau man injured in Friday motorcycle crash

Saturday, May 16, 2009
Kelly Allen ~ East County Fire Protection District

EDITOR'S NOTE: The name of the crash victim's story has been corrected.

A Cape Girardeau man was injured when his motorcycle left the road on County Road 621 near Cape Girardeau just before noon Friday. Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Grant Williams identified the motorcycle driver as Neal Day, 57. Firefighters with the East County Fire Protection District were the first to arrive on the scene. Day told firefighters he tried to avoid a dog while driving his 2005 BMW motorcycle southbound, Williams said. Day hit the dog, killing it, and slid off the road. Day was taken to a hospital. Williams said Day’s injuries consisted of friction burns and possibly rib injuries.

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