Man Seriously Injured in Dirtbike Accident

A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a dirt bike accident in Macon County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened Thursday morning on private property 4 miles east of Atlanta. The driver, 57-year-old Shawn Erikson, lost control of a 2005 Honda CR85 Dirt bike, which overturned. Erikson was ejected. He was transported to Samaritan Hosptial by Macon County Ambulance, then by air evac to University Hospital in Columbia.