NEW: Clinton, Iowa man in critical condition after motorcycle crash

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Posted: Monday, September 5, 2011 2:24 pm

SCALES MOUND, Ill. - A Clinton, Iowa man was injured shortly after noon Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle on North Ford Road just south of West Kelly Road in rural Scales Mound.

Edward Nelson, 60, was transported to a landing zone in Scales Mound by Galena EMS, where he was picked up and transported by React Helicopter to Rockford Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon.

According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Department, Nelson lost control and overturned his motorcycle on the roadway, and was discovered unconscious by a passing motorist.

The crash remains under investigation.

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