A Benton County man was flown to a Columbia Hospital Wednesday evening after suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident on a dirt track.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred just after 6:00, in the 34000 block of Peters Avenue.

A Yamaha 450 YZR traveled up a hill and became airborne. The motorcycle then landed on the front tire, ejecting the driver.

The driver, 23-year-old Kenneth L. VanCamp, of Urbana, was taken to University Hospital in Columbia by air ambulance, for treatment.

Randy Kirby