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Four people were taken to the emergency room Wednesday after being involved in four separate vehicle crashes involving a Harley Davidson, a dirt bike, a four-wheeler and two cars, according to authorities.

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A 73-year-old Dickinson man was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital after a car crash involving a 16-year-old Dickinson boy, according to the Dickinson Police Department.

The teen was traveling north on 10th Avenue West at about noon, Capt. Dustin Dassinger said. Philip Edsall was headed East on 16th Street West.

"The two vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection," Dassinger said.

After the impact, Edsall's vehicle went into a yard and caused about $500 of damage to their bushes, Dassinger added.

The Dickinson Ambulance Service transported Edsall to the hospital, he said. The teen driving the other car and his 17-year-old passenger were not injured, he added.

Edsall was cited for failure to yield at the unmarked intersection, Dassinger said.

The vehicles had about $5,000 in damages each, he added.

Speed is not believed to have been a factor.

Tom Torstenson, a 57-year-old Gladstone man, was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital by ambulance Wednesday evening after crashing his Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to the Stark County Sheriff's Department.

Torstenson was traveling south on 100m Avenue Southwest in Gladstone when he lost control and entered the west ditch, Sheriff Clarence Tuhy said.

"He said he was stung by a bee in the neck," Deputy Todd Weiler said.

The damage to the motorcycle was severe, but an estimate wasn't available, Weiler said.

John Romanyshyn, 28, of Belfield, was injured while riding a dirt bike Wednesday as well, Tuhy said.

He was near Belfield and was believed to have been on private property, but a land owner has not been identified, Weiler said.

"He was riding his bike in a gravel pit and fell off after he attempted to jump," Tuhy said. "He got himself the hospital and the hospital called us."

A 15-year-old Dickinson boy was driving a four-wheeler near the south side of Patterson Lake in the ditch Wednesday morning and crashed, according to the Sheriff's Department.

"He was taken to the hospital because when he fell off he hit his chest," Tuhy said.

His phone rang and he lost control when he reached for it, Weiler said.

The ATV was not damaged, he added.

Romanyshyn, Torstenson and Edsall were no longer patients at St. Joseph's Hospital Thursday afternoon, hospital staff said. Attempts to reach the men involved in the other crashes were unsuccessful.

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