Linn County Man Airlifted To Iowa City After Accident In Fairfax
A Monday evening accident in Fairfax left a man with serious injuries.
According to a media release from the Linn County Sheriff's Office, 63-year-old Rex Hamilton of Marion was heading north on Williams Blvd./Highway 151 near Prairie Avenue in Fairfax just before 8:30 Monday night, April 26. The trailer Hamilton was pulling hit a construction barrier. That caused a piece of paving equipment on the trailer to come off. It ended up in the southbound lane of Williams Blvd.
25-year-old Jordan Brown of Fairfax was driving a motorcycle on the southbound side of Williams Blvd/Highway 151 and hit the equipment that had come off of the trailer. Brown then lost control of the motorcycle and went down.
Brown sustained serious injuries in the accident and was taken by LifeGuard Air Ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
In addition to LifeGuard Air Ambulance, Linn County Sheriff's Deputies were assisted at the scene by Linn County Rescue, the Iowa State Patrol, Fairfax Fire, and Area Ambulance. The accident remains under investigation.
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