Two injured in separate motorcycle wrecks in Basalt area

Staff report

It was a rough day Thursday for motorcycle riders in the midvalley.

Basalt paramedics and Mountain Rescue Aspen were called out to the top of the Crown at about 10:45 a.m. for a woman who had crashed on her dirt bike and broken her arm. The site was accessible for responders from both agencies via all-terrain vehicles, according to Pete Bradshaw, assistant Basalt fire chief. The woman was transported down to the nearest road by ATV, then taken by ambulance to a hospital for further care.

The Basalt Fire Department received another call at noon for a motorcycle rider who hit a patch of mud on the Thomasville-Eagle Road and suffered a fractured leg, Bradshaw said. The accident occurred about 6 miles from Frying Pan Road, according to the report. The rider was with a group of 12 motorcyclists.

A volunteer crew from Thomasville responded first to the scene. Paramedics from El Jebel also responded and transported the man to the hospital for further care, Bradshaw said.