A Carthage man was hospitalized after hitting a dog while riding a scooter on a rural Jasper County road.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the accident happened at 11 p.m. Monday on County Road 130, four miles north of Carthage.
Chase T. Borland, 22, Carthage, was taken by medical helicopter to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin after the accident with injuries described by the patrol as serious.
The accident happened when Borland was riding a motor scooter north on County Road 130 and struck a dog that ran in front of the scooter. The report said he was not using safety devices.
Two injured on bypass
Two people were injured in two separate, but related, accidents at 8 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 249 one mile east of Joplin.
In the first accident, which was reported at 8 p.m., Angela Swadley, 44, Purdy, was taken by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin after her vehicle struck a guardrail while traveling south on Missouri 249 and overturned.
The patrol said a tractor-trailer, driven by Radjapov Sharabidin, Phoenix, Ariz., was also traveling south and forced Swadley’s vehicle into the guardrail.
Officers said both drivers were using safety devices.
Two minutes later, Nathanial T. Dillon, 30, Joplin, was injured when his motorcycle, also traveling south on Missouri 249, hit debris in the roadway, overturned and threw Dillon to the pavement.
The report said Dillon was transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment. The report also said he was using safety devices.