WAYNESVILLE, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a young man from Richland was hurt after he was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon.

Bradlee McPherson, 20, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

The accident occurred as 17 year-old Brooke Fennell struck a pothole and ejected McPherson from the truck’s open bed.

Trooper Blackston responded to the scene on Lexington Road at 3:00 p.m.