GAYVILLE — A motorcycle accident in Clay County left a driver waiting all night for rescue this week.

According to Tony Mangan of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 70-year-old male was riding a 2009 Harley Davidson XFDF when it left the road one mile east of Gayville near the intersection of 310th St. and 452nd Ave. and landed in a water-filled ditch around 7:45-8 p.m. Monday evening. The driver’s right leg was trapped under the bike and he was unable to free it.

The accident was reported at 9 a.m. Tuesday when a farmer went to check his fields and discovered the trapped motorcyclist submerged in waist-deep water in the ditch.

Mangan said the driver was transported to Yankton’s Avera Sacred Heart Hospital.

No word was given on the man’s identity or condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

No charges are pending. The South Dakota Highway Patrol handled the incident.

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