Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

GREENFIELD, MN – A Delano man was seriously injured after 7:30 p.m. Sunday when his motorcycle hit a guardrail on Hennepin County Road 50 at the intersection of Roy Road near the Delano Sportsmen’s Club.

The motorcyclist, 26-year-old Zachary Van Erp, was flung about 50 feet from his bike and suffered internal bleeding, a broken pelvis, two broken legs, a collapsed lung, fractured face, and broken eye socket, according to a gofundme page set up for him. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to family.

He was airlifted to Hennepin Healthcare.

“He is still in critical condition but fighting just as we expected,” Amanda Young wrote on the gofundme page. “He is still unconscious and in a lot of pain, but he is in an induced coma. His brain injury is still to be determined.”

She asked for prayers and expressed thanks for those praying and sharing support.

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