A man and woman were thrown from the motorcycle they were riding after it hit a mattress that flew off a pontoon trailer on a Grand Forks County road.

The Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Wesley Thompson and 45-year-old Cheryl Thompson, both of Thompson, were taken to a Grand Forks hospital.

Authorities say the mattress flew off a pontoon trailer pulled by a pickup on Grand Forks County Road 18 between Thompson and Grand Forks.

The pickup driver, Dean Drees of Thompson, was cited for operating a vehicle with a leaking or shifting load.