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.
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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