While motorcycle enthusiasts were conducting a “safety awareness” ride from Lucky Peak Dam to the Capitol in Boise Saturday, riders in Southeast Idaho were riding in ambulances to the hospital following crashes.
Here is a summary from Idaho State Police:
KIMBERLY– Joseph Houston, 44, of Twin Falls, was on a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle being towed by Melvin Houston, 43, of Filer, in a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche on US 30 at mile marker 224, in Kimberly.
While negotiating a curve Joseph was unable to maintain control of the motorcycle and went into oncoming traffic striking the side of a 2007 Ford F350 pickup driven by William Gnesa, 34, of Gooding.
Joseph was transported by ground ambulance to St Lukes Magic Valley. He was not wearing a helmet.
SODA SPRINGS–on Highway 34 at milepost 77.
Van Jorgensen, 48, of Lewiston, Utah, and his passenger Susana Jorgensen, 44, were riding a 2014 Harley Davidson south on State Highway 34, and the motorcycle struck a deer that ran onto the roadway.
Both riders were transported via ground ambulance to Caribou Memorial Hospital in Soda Springs. They were both wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
INKOM– Old Highway 91, just south of Inkom.
Randal Slutz, 55, of Pocatello, was riding a 2009 Yamaha southbound when the motorcycle went off the roadway. Slutz was not wearing a helmet and was transported via ground ambulance to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello.
The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police with assistance at the scene by Bannock County Search and Rescue, and the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office.
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