Two crash their motorcycles fleeing Sparta Police Sunday morning

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) – Two were hospitalized for minor injuries when they crashed their motorcycles fleeing police Sunday.

According to a news release, around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, a Sparta police officer attempted to pull over two motorcyclists for moving violations. The two sped off upon seeing police lights, according to law enforcement. Police did not pursue the motorcycles due to safety concerns for the motorcyclists and other civilian motorists in the area, according to the release.

Only a few minutes later, reports of a crash came through involving two motorcycles at the South Black River Street roundabout. Both motorcycle operators were transported to Gundersen in La Crosse for minor injuries. Police suspect speed, alcohol and unfamiliarity with the area contributed to the crash.

Police did not release any identifying information of the two involved in the crash.

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