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Four Visitors Seriously Injured In Two Accidents

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avatar Four Visitors Seriously Injured In Two Accidents
June 06, 2013 01:04PM
Five visitors were injured in two accidents that occurred in the park this past Saturday, four of them seriously. On Saturday morning, two motorcyclists ran into each other in a head-on collision near Porcupine Creek Campground on the Tioga Road, causing traumatic injuries to both. One suffered a broken arm and head injuries, including skull fractures and a subarachnoid bleed, and was flown in the park’s helicopter to a local hospital; the other suffered a severely broken foot and was transported to the Yosemite Valley Medical Clinic via ambulance. Both riders were wearing helmets. Later that evening, a vehicle heading west on Big Oak Flat Road near Crane Flat Campground went off the road and down a steep 25 foot embankment and hit a large tree. All three occupants were injured – one suffered a possible detached sternum and thoracic and abdominal injuries and was flown to a local hospital; one suffered abdominal injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital; and one suffered a sprained right knee and was released at the scene. Ambulances from Yosemite Valley, Crane Flat, and Tuolumne County all responded. An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
Re: Four Visitors Seriously Injured In Two Accidents
June 08, 2013 03:44PM
Was in the traffic hold up during the motorcycle accident. The road is a bit rough right where the accident happened.
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