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Moped Accident Injures Two

An accident involving a moped sends two people to the hospital. The accident happened late Saturday afternoon on Loras Blvd. near its’ intersection with Cummings Street. A police report says 21 year old Merrick Purcell of Des Moines was driving a moped along the 800 block of Loras, when a car driven by 22 year old Claire Cahill of Evergreen Park, Illinois turned onto Loras from an alley and struck the moped. Purcell and his passenger 20 year old Adam Valdez of California were ejected from the moped. Purcell suffered a groin injury and was transported to MercyOne Dubuque. Valdez refused treatment at the scene. Cahill was not injured. She was cited for failure to yield upon entering a through highway. Purcell received citations for failure to provide proof of financial liability, failure to provide a safety flag and unlawfully carrying a passenger on a moped.

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