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An Imperial man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident early Saturday evening (May 1) on Miller Road in Imperial.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Russell Parris, 32, was riding a 2000 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle south on Miller Road at Owls Nest Drive at 6:20 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve to the left and the motorcycle went off the right side of the road, hit a chevron sign and overturned, and Parris was thrown off.

Parris sustained serious injuries and was taken by Rock Township Ambulance to Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County, the report said.

An update on his condition was not available.

He was not wearing a safety helmet, the report said. The motorcycle had minor damage.

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