Motorcyclist remains in critical condition following crash with SUV 16 May 12

Motorcyclist remains in critical condition following crash with SUVA motorcyclist remains in critical condition and an SUV driver could face charges after a head-on collision this week in Northfield.

Around 4 p.m. Monday, James R. Rutherford, 38, of Faribault, was driving north on Hwy 3 near 320th Street when he swerved to avoid a car waiting to make a left turn.

Rutherford’s SUV hit an oncoming motorcycle, injuring the motorcyclist.

Martin J. Burger, 61, was wearing his helmet, but was taken to Northfield Hospital and airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Burger was still in critical condition Tuesday morning.

Rutherford was uninjured in the crash.

The State Patrol says charges in the incident are likely.