Bernard Man Involved in Linn County Collision

A Bernard man was involved in a collision in Linn County Tuesday morning.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to Highway 13 just north of Mount Vernon Road around 7:30 am.

A mid-size truck driven by 38-year old Jason Blakeman of Bernard had been rear-ended by a motorcycle. Authorities say Blakeman was slowing to stop for a red light ahead when the motorcycle ran into the back of his truck.

The driver of the motorcycle, 29-year old Darren Cook of Iowa City, was transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City with what authorities say were possible injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

Blakeman was not hurt.

Cook was cited for following too closely.