Motorcycle crash sends two to Glenwood hospital
August 9, 2009
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A motorcycle accident Friday night sent two area residents to the hospital.
According to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol, at about 8:15 p.m. a 1999 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Darrin Wood, 22, of Glenwood Springs, was traveling north on County Road 109 between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road and ran off the left side.
His passenger, Tanya Voigt, 35, of Carbondale, was thrown from the motorcycle as it ran across the dirt. Voigt was found by a passing motorist on the side of the road. She was wearing a helmet and suffered minor injuries.
Wood remained with the motorcycle as it went through a barbed-wire fence and into an irrigation ditch. The motorcycle landed on top of Wood. He was freed by the same passing motorist and another motorcycle driver.
Wood suffered a serious head injury, according the press release. He was not wearing a helmet.
Both Wood and Voigt were transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood. Voigt was treated and released.
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Excessive speed is suspected to have contributed to the crash, the patrol said.