By TH Media Staff. From Originally posted: July 13, 2015. Original Article.


Authorities say a La Motte teen riding an all-terrain vehicle suffered a concussion after he crashed into a ditch Friday night.

Zachary Beckley, 17, was driving his ATV in a pasture at 19007 328th Ave. at 8:22 p.m. Friday when he failed to see a ditch ahead of him, said Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Chad Roeder. The ATV crashed into the ditch, and Beckley, who was not wearing a helmet, was injured.

He was taken to Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque for treatment of his injuries, which also included a swollen right eye.