A Cambridge man injured in a Friday morning crash on Hwy. 99 in Cleveland was airlifted by helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

His injuries are considered serious, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

According to Jonathon A. Ahern, of Madelia, the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck involved in the crash, he was traveling east on Hwy. 99 at 10th Street/County Road 15 just before 9:30 a.m. when a northbound 2002 Buick Century driven by Joshua N. Coyle, 24, of Cambridge, pulled out in front of him. The truck struck the car, which went spinning into the yard of a home on the northeast corner of the intersection.

Ahern was uninjured, crediting his seat belt for keeping him safe.

Coyle, and his passenger, Gabrielle M. Gilbert, 22, of Zimmerman, were both wearing seat belts, the State Patrol reported. Gilbert was not injured in the crash. Coyle is in fair condition, Mayo Clinic said Oct. 10.

Assisting at the scene were Cleveland Fire Department, Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office and River's Edge Ambulance.

Reach Regional Managing Editor Suzanne Rook at 507-931-8567. Follow her on Twitter @rooksuzy

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