Motorcycle rider wipes out on gravel in Cedar Canyon

Motorcycle accident in Cedar Canyon, Highway 14, milepost 4, Cedar City, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George

CEDAR CITY – A man traveling west on Highway 14 in Cedar Canyon was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries after losing control of his motorcycle on the slippery gravel and crashing near milepost 4.

Motorcycle accident in Cedar Canyon, Highway 14, milepost 4, Cedar City, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George
Motorcycle accident in Cedar Canyon, Highway 14, milepost 4, Cedar City, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George

Utah Highway Patrol was alerted to the accident when a call came in to dispatch by a driver who had passed the incident at about 2:20 p.m., UHP Sgt. Ryan Bauer said.

The motorcyclist had started to suddenly feel sick, Baur said, and when he tried to pull his bike over, he lost control in the gravel on the side of the road.

The man was transported to Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City via Iron County Ambulance with minor injuries.

Drugs, alcohol or excessive speed were not contributing factors in the crash, Bauer said, and the rider was not issued any kind of citation.

Bauer said motorcycles are on the road more at this time of year and it’s important for drivers to use extra caution when they are out driving and be more aware of their surroundings.

“As we come into the summer season we start to see a lot more motorcycle accidents, on canyon roads and in general,” he said. “People just need to be more careful and watch out for motorcycles. And to the people who are driving motorcycles, be really careful,” he added.

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10 Comments

  • Mike April 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Nice close up of the guy’s boxers…oh wait, that’s a close up of the flask. Really, you just wrote that “alcohol was not a contributing factor in the crash.” Why sensationalize that the guy possessed a flask? If he had been drinking, the flask would not have been in his saddle bag! Glad he wasn’t hurt too bad.

  • CaliGirl April 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Nice photo of the flask. Wonder what was in it? Oh, Koolaid (wink, nod).

  • Free Parking April 25, 2015 at 1:36 am

    CALIGIRL…oh wow amazing you are absolutely amazing. you weren’t even there and you know for a fact there was something in the flask.. so quit ASSuming anything unless you know for a fact what the details are

    • CaliGirl April 26, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Looks like I hit a nerve. Next time you’re going take your bike for a ride, leave your flask at home. Dumping your bike on the side of the road is not real “free parking.”

  • dixiegirl803 April 25, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Funny how when people aren’t there, they think they know things. Funny isn’t it Free Parking? Maybe you are the one that shouldn’t assume things! Instead of sitting on this website all day long judging others, you should get a better education?

    • Free Parking April 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      funny how when there aren’t there they think they things. Funny isn’t it DIXIEDORK.? maybe you are the one that shouldn’t ASSume things.! instead of sitting on this website all day long judging others. You should get a better education.? ha ha ha eh.? LBA….

      • ladybugavenger April 25, 2015 at 10:29 pm

        You miss me free parking …ahhhhhhh ;)do not be confused, I go by no other name for I am ladybugavenger.

  • Free Parking April 25, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Looking forward to chatting with you DIXIEDORK.. Have a nice day sweetie pie

    • mesaman April 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Wow, Free porking, DixieGirl really punched your button. Nothing like a gigantic knee reflex.

  • dixiegirl803 April 25, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I’m clearly not the one judging. And you need to learn how to form a proper sentence. I’m sorry we will not be chatting anymore, I don’t waste my time on here like you do. I’m done with arguing with a child.

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