Three men were injured — two seriously — in three separate motorcycle crashes over the weekend.
A Versailles man was seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck in Moniteau County Thursday.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Michael Payton was driving a 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Highway 179 when the bike went off the left side of the roadway and overturned around 11:20 a.m. April 26, 2018. Payton was ejected.
The wreck occurred about two-tenths of a mile north of W. Splice Creek Road.
The 39-year-old was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.
The report indicated Payton was wearing a seatbelt.
Then at an unknown time on Saturday, a Ballwin, Missouri man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle crash on Old MO 5 in Camden County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Brent A. Diltz, 20, was taken by private vehicle to Lake Regional Hospital where he was then flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.
The 2018 Harley Davidson driven by Diltz was northbound on Old MO 5 when it went off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, re-entered the highway and overturned. Diltz was ejected.
The crash report states the investigation continues.
The report does indicate he was wearing a helmet.
Brian D. Paul, 59, of Iberia received injuries described as moderate in the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report when he wrecked the 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle he was driving on Route V April 28. The MSHP crash report stated he was northbound and failed to negotiate a curve on Route V one mile north of Highway 7. Losing control of the bike, he travelled off the right side of the roadway and was ejected around 3:20 p.m.
The report indicated he was wearing a helmet.
Paul was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.