A rural Kendal man suffered life threatening injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident over the weekend.  Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Jeff Leis said, “Saturday night about 8pm Gary Merkel was traveling west on County Road ‘P’ just west of Montana Road in the Township of Glendale.  The motorcycle entered the ditch.  Merkel lost control and the cycle overturned several times.”  Merkel was transported to Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston by Kendall ambulance.