Dewitt man hurt in motorcycle crash in Carroll County

Motorcycle Accident

A Dewitt man received serious injuries when the motorcycle he was operating overturned off Highway 24 in Carroll County.

38-year-old Richard Tietjens was taken to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence.

Tietjens was eastbound on Highway 24 when the motorcycle went off the right side of the road and overturned in a ditch throwing Tietjens from the machine.

The motorcycle was demolished in the accident late Saturday afternoon.

Tietjens was accused of felony driving while intoxicated, failure to drive on the right half of the road resulting in a crash, no insurance, failure to display valid license plates, failure to wear a helmet, and no motorcycle endorsement.