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Motorcyclist injured in sideswipe accident near Battle Lake

A motorcycle and a car were involved in a sideswipe accident Friday night in Otter Tail County.

The accident happened around 9:03 p.m. Friday on Highway 78 south of Battle Lake, Minn. According to a news release from the Minnesota State Patrol, the car, a 2000 Ford Focus, slowed to make a left turn when two motorcycles passed on the left. The first motorcycle cleared the vehicle, and the second, a 2006 Harley-Davidson, hit the driver door of the vehicle as it turned.

The driver of the motorcycle, Steven Shoemaker, 45, of Sauk Rapids, Minn., suffered minor injuries. Neither the driver nor passenger of the vehicle was injured.