The Sioux Center Police Department reports that about 5:05 PM, 19-year-old Benjamin Dyer was northbound on Thirteenth Avenue Northeast on a 1980 Yamaha motorcycle.
The report says Dyer down-shifted into a a gear that was too low for the speed at which the motorcycle was traveling. The action caused him to lose control of the bike. It crossed the center line and Dyer and his motorcycle entered the west ditch.
Dyer was taken to Sioux Center Hospital by Sioux Center Ambulance.
Dyer’s Yamaha motorcycle received $2000 in damages, enough to total the bike.
The police report says he was also charged with failure to have a valid license.