Motorcycling couple injured in wipeout near Cedar Breaks

Motorcycle involved in an accident that sent both riders to hospitals, one in St. George and one in Cedar City. Accident at Cedar Breaks National Monument, Iron County, Utah, June, 14, 2014 | Photo courtesy of UHP Sgt. Jacob Cox, St. George News

IRON COUNTY — Emergency personnel, including a medical helicopter responded to a motorcycle crash Saturday evening which sent a married couple to the hospital inside the boundaries of Cedar Breaks National Monument.

The motorcycle involved in an accident that sent both riders to the hospital, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Iron County, Utah, June, 14, 2014 | Photo Courtesy of Jacob Cox, St. George News
The motorcycle involved in an accident that sent both riders to the hospital, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Iron County, Utah, June, 14, 2014 | Photo Courtesy of Jacob Cox, St. George News

At about 5:45 p.m., a group of motorcyclists were traveling on state Route 148 near mile post 7, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jacob Cox  said in a statement Saturday. There was a patch of gravel in the roadway and the riders swerved to avoid the debris. The last motorcycle went off the road on the left side and into the field.

A husband and wife, from Sioux City, Arizona, were both riding the motorcycle and were ejected.

The rider, Daniel Shoop, 62, suffered chest and back injuries and was transported by helicopter to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. The passenger, Alice Shoop, 61, was transported by ground ambulance to Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City with minor injuries.

Both riders were wearing helmets, which likely prevented serious head injury, Cox said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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3 Comments

  • Mary June 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I was on a bike that flipped when I was in my 20s .
    After I turned 50 , I realized my body would NOT recover well from that type of event .

  • Fillen Mary June 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I’m filling ya Mary

  • Lawyer June 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

    The authorities have a HIPAA violation on their hands by releasing the names and medical conditions of the parties involved. You can release their names, but not their conditions, or vice versa, but not both.

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