by Dennis Dalman
A fund has been established for Dawn Glesne Larson of Rice, a mother of two, who suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident July 24 on Hwy. 10 near Rice.
According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Glesne Larson, 42, was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Thomas Knott, 43, also of Rice. The accident occurred at 10:54 p.m. July 24 when, according to the accident report, Knott lost control of the vehicle, causing it to veer into the ditch of the southbound lane near Rice. Knott, seriously injured, got back on his Kawasaki motorcycle and drove north (in the southbound lane) until eventually he changed to the northbound lane and arrived in Royalton seven miles north of the accident scene. There, he was stopped and arrested by the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the report, Knott did not mention a passenger with him had also been injured.
It wasn’t until about 45 minutes after the accident that a Benton County deputy found Glesne Larson lying in the ditch with traumatic injuries. Knott and his passenger were not wearing motorcycle helmets.
Glesne Larson’s injuries included broken bones, a broken nose, broken eye bones and numerous skin contusions. Her scalp had to be reattached to her head by surgery, and both her lower lip and her tongue had to be reattached. She has been undergoing skin graphs and is not expected to recover fully for many weeks, following therapy and rehabilitation.
Glesne Larson is the mother of Hannah, 16, and Hailey 8.
A fund has been established, with a goal of $50,000, via the following website: www.gofundme.com/dawnfromosakis.