Medical helicopter responds to crash involving motorcycle

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DANE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash in Dane County on Thursday afternoon.

Elise Schaffer, a spokesperson with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded to an injury crash on State Highway 19 just past Hogan Road in the Town of Westport just before 3:00 p.m.

Schaffer said an SUV being operated by a 18-year-old Cottage Grove man was traveling westbound on Highway 19 and rear-ended a motorcycle being operated by a 43-year-old man. The motorcyclist was transported by medical helicopter to a Madison hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The 18-year-old man was cited for inattentive driving and operating after suspension. He was not injured in the crash.