Ortega Highway reopens after motorcycle crash

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Article Date: 7/7/2010 | Resource: MLG

Ortega Highway reopens after motorcycle crash

CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST – Both sides of the Ortega Highway were shut down Friday afternoon for nearly two hours after two motorcyclists crashed on the narrow road, officials said.

The crash was reported at 12:08 p.m., about two miles west of the Orange-Riverside County line, authorities said.

Two riders, who were riding two motorcycles, suffered traumatic injuries, said Capt. Greg McKeown of the Orange County Fire Authority. A helicopter was initially called to pick up both patients, but it was cancelled shortly thereafter.

The California Highway Patrol shut down traffic in both directions, according to CHP logs. The roadway was opened to traffic at 1:40 p.m.
Both riders are being taken to Mission Hospital, in Mission Viejo, to be treated for their injuries.

Details on how the crash occurred were not immediately available.

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Jeffrey Marquart