Brad Cantleberry, aka Brad Williams, on-air radio personality at Wadena's Superstation K-106, is recovering and thankful to be alive after being struck by a vehicle while driving his motorcycle last week.
Wadena Police officers were called to the motor vehicle crash at 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at the intersection of Hwy 29 and 7th St. SW. Tri-County Ambulance was also paged to this crash.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers found 16-year-old Aiden Larson driving a 2001 Pontiac car, and 56-year-old Cantleberry driving a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle. Larson was stopped at the stop sign facing south, exiting the school parking lot when he pulled out onto Hwy 29, striking Cantleberry on his motorcycle who was traveling west on Hwy 29, according to a news release from the Wadena Police Department.
Cantleberry was not wearing a helmet, and was brought to Tri-County Health Care for non-life threatening injuries. Aiden was wearing his seatbelt and was not transported anywhere.
The Wadena Police Department was assisted on scene by the Wadena County Sheriff's Office and Tri-County Health Care.
Cantleberry's injuries were extensive but he's quickly recovering. He has a 4-inch laceration on his forehead, a broken nose, broken face bones, fractured tailbone, concussion, leg laceration and in general, bruised all over. He stayed conscious through the whole ordeal. Cantleberry said he's been feeling better with each passing day.
"I'm at home, doing pretty good," Cantleberry said. On Monday, he expected to be back to work on Wednesday.
"I'm very grateful," Cantleberry said of the outpouring he's received from the community concerned about his well being. "I cannot even begin to tell you the gratitude I have for everyone that helped."