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Man in critical condition after being thrown from motorcycle

A Bloomington man is in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle early Tuesday.\nJoseph Nugent, 29, suffered severe head injuries after hitting a curb on his motorcycle, which resulted in throwing both him and his passenger, Tereasa Hutslar, 20, from the vehicle. Hutslar told police Nugent had been going north bound on Liberty Drive when she heard a loud grinding sound and assumed Nugent had forgotten to put the kickstand up. Sgt. Kovach said there was evidence of this by the scratches left on the road.\nHutslar said she was not positive about what happened before the crash because she had her head buried into Nugent’s back due to the cold. She said she heard the kickstand and assumed Nugent was trying to stop the motorcycle when he hit the curb.\nHutslar was immediately ejected and landed on a nearby piece of grassy tree plot. Nugent was ejected a moment later but landed on the pavement. Neither rider was wearing a helmet.\nNugent is being treated at a local hospital.

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