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Man from Springfield injured while “doing wheelies” on motorcycle

“Poppin’ a wheelie.”

That’s what the Missouri State Highway Patrol says lead to moderate injuries from a man from Springfield over the weekend.

State troopers say Springfield resident, 23-year-old Nathaniel J. Braun, was doing wheelies on U.S. 60 a half-mile east of Verona in Lawrence County around noon on Saturday when his Yamaha MT-07 motorcycle overturned.

He suffered moderate injuries,

He was taken by air to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

Braun was wearing a safety helmet, according to the Highway Patrol’s accident report.


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