HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — A motorcyclist in Harrisonville was injured during an accident Tuesday afternoon in Cass County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Aaron Starkebaum, 43, was northbound on 291 in Cass County, when he was rear ended by a vehicle driven by Shelby Preston, 38. Starkebaum was forced off the road and thrown from his motorcycle. Reports indicate he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Starkebaum was taken to St. Luke’s East in Lee’s Summit for treatment of moderate injuries.