Cordelia – Charles M. Smarr, 58, Clinton, is in serious condition following a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 13, near the Route JJ intersection, at 1:44 p.m. Friday.
The Highway Patrol reported Smarr’s 2007 Harley Davidson, driven south, left the west side of the pavement.
For southbound traffic in that area, the highway is inclines, with about a 12-foot drop off into trees and weeds on the west side of the pavement.
The patrol reported Smarr’s vehicle struck a tree and he “partially ejected.”
After locating Smarr, several emergency responders had to carry him up and out of the ditch, and then along a partial shoulder to a waiting ambulance, with traffic along the highway posing a concern.
An ambulance carried Smarr to Research Medical Center, Kansas City.
He reportedly does not have insurance.