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A Wisconsin Rapids man was seriously injured as a result of a motorcycle accident over the weekend.  The deputy said Saturday morning about 10am 51-year old Patrick Barrett was traveling south on County Road ‘G’ near 46th Street East in the Town of Marion.  Barrett told the deputy as he rounded a curve, the throttle stuck on the 2004 Honda causing the motorcycle to accelerate instead of slow down.  Barrett lost control.  The bike entered the ditch and both Barrett and a passenger, 54-year old Linda Barrett, were ejected.  Both were medically transported to Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.