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Iowa man seriously hurt in dirt bike accident

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FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa authorities say a man is seriously injured after being struck in the head by an airborne dirt bike while on a track to help a fallen rider.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 30-year-old Mitchell Frank of Fort Dodge was injured Sunday afternoon at the Gypsum City Off-Highway Vehicle Park. Authorities say a rider fell off of a bike at the youth track and Frank was trying to help the child and slow down other riders. They say another juvenile rider went over a jump and hit Frank in the head with the peg of the bike.

He was taken to an area hospital and later flown to a Des Moines hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

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