Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday evening in Ellis County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, Richard E. Wulff, 62, Maryville, Ill., was driving a 2003 Harley-Davidson east on Interstate 70 when the rear tire blew out approximately 4 miles west of Hays. The motorcycle came to rest on the eastbound shoulder.

Wulff and a passenger, LaVonnae B. Evans, 64, Belleville, Ill., both were taken to Hays Medical Center with injuries.

Both were wearing helmets, according to the report.