Two injured in weekend crashes

Monday, March 25, 2002

A pair of weekend crashes in Saline County left two people injured. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the first crash occurred at 3:28 p.m. Saturday on Route AC about a mile north of County Road 148.

According to the MSHP report, Curtis J. Bittner, 38, of Marshall was riding a 2001 Harley Davidson southbound when he lost control on a curve. The motorcycle began to slide and Bittner fell off, sustaining serious injuries. He was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall for treatment.

The second crash, also a single-vehicle incident, took place at 7:03 p.m. Sunday on Missouri Highway 240 about one mile south of County Road 126.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol report for the crash states that Tameka Schull, 26, of Marshall, was driving southbound in 1995 Mercury Sable when the vehicle crossed the center line and ran off the left shoulder. The Sable struck a ditch and a fence before coming to rest on its side.

Schull suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital for treatment.

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