Man seriously hurt in crash on Weber County trail

Saturday , August 02, 2014 - 10:44 PM

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NORTH OGDEN — A 47-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday in a motorcycle wreck up the Northern Skyline Trail near the North Ogden Divide.

The man was riding his motorcycle with a group about 4.5 miles up the trail called Bald Ridge when he crashed just before 4 p.m, suffering a dislocated shoulder and a cut finger.

The man’s shoulder was protruding near his neck, Weber County Sheriff’s Sgt. Lane Findlay told the Standard-examiner.

“He was in quite a bit of pain” when rescue workers got to him, Findlay said.

The area is difficult to access by vehicle, so the man was airlifted by a LifeFlight helicopter to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden around 4:30 p.m.

The cause of the crash was not released Saturday. It likely took the man about an hour to get that far up the trail, Findlay said.

Contact reporter Ben Lockhart at 801-625-4221 or blockhart@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Lockhart. Like his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blockhartSE.

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