Cass County Man injured in Motorcycle Accident

(Griswold) A Cass County man was injured in a motorcycle accident west of Griswold on Tuesday afternoon.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the crash occurred at around 3:00 p.m. on Highway 92 and 490th Street.  Danker says 40-year old James Mueller of Griswold was injured in the accident.

Danker says an eastbound 2018 Buick Encore driven by 40-year old Christopher Olsen of Atlantic swerved to miss a small animal in the roadway. Olsen stated a gust of wind pushed his vehicle further into the westbound lane.

“Olsen observed the westbound motorcycle driven by Mueller heading towards him,” said Danker. “Olsen swerved back into the eastbound lane about the time Mueller laid his motorcycle down and slid along the highway.”

Danker says Griswold Rescue transported Mueller to the Treynor Fire Station. LifeNet Helicopter landed at the Fire Station and transported Mueller to a trauma center for treatment of injuries. Olsen was not hurt in the crash.