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Waunakee man in stable condition after Saturday motorcycle crash near Pardeeville

May 29, 2019

Emergency responders on Saturday flew an injured motorcycle driver to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison after a crash near Pardeeville.

Columbia County Sheriff Roger Brandner said Tuesday that Mark Savoy, 51, of rural Waunakee, suffered serious injuries after a woman driving a Mercury Grand Marquis pulled out in front of him from a stop sign at the intersection of Military and Polinske roads in the town of Marcellon.

The crash occurred at 11:22 a.m. Saturday, and Brandner said authorities called a UW Med Flight helicopter to transport Savoy to a hospital.

Brandner said Savoy was not at fault in the crash. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was conscious and spoke to officers on scene.

The female driver, who was unharmed, received a traffic citation for failure to yield right of way.

UW Health Senior Media Specialist Toni Morrissey said Tuesday that Savoy was in stable condition.

Brandner said such accidents can be prevented if drivers remain vigilant about other traffic and look twice at intersections, particularly on busy traveling weekends such as Memorial Day.

“This is a good reminder that it is imperative to pay attention for bikes, joggers, and motorcycles when driving,” Brandner said. “They have just as much as a right to be there as cars. It is everyone’s responsibility to watch for and yield to bikes and motorcycles.”

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