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G'view man injured in motorcycle accident

MABTON - Orlando Villa of Grandview suffered a broken arm and leg this past Saturday evening when the motorcycle he was driving went into a skid on Glade Road, south of Mabton.

Deputy Bill Splawn of the Yakima County Sheriff's Office said Villa was traveling northbound on Glade when his motorcycle went into a curve at a high rate of speed, went into a skid, then fell over. Villa and the bike crossed the centerline and struck the southbound guardrail.

Villa was transported to Sunnyside Community Hospital for treatment of the broken limbs. Splawn said Villa was cited for negligent driving and for not having a motorcycle endorsement.

Splawn said Villa was wearing a helmet and that alcohol was not involved in the accident.

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