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10/20/2012 9:50:00 PM
Man dies, two injured in Hwy 89 motorcycle crash
The Daily Courier

PRESCOTT - A man in his 60s died Saturday afternoon after being involved in a three-motorcycle pileup on Highway 89 south of Prescott.

Prescott Firefighter Conrad Jackson reported late Saturday that the collision also injured two other motorcyclists - one in his 20s and another in his 60s. Helicopters flew both men to John C. Lincoln North Hospital in Phoenix.

The man in his 20s reportedly suffered arm and leg injuries, while the man in his 60s had a traumatic leg injury.

The accident oc-curred at about 3:10 p.m. on the Highway 89 switchbacks between Schoolhouse Gulch and Ponderosa Park Road.

Jackson said the two men in their 60s were riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and were heading south on the highway, while the man in his 20s was heading north toward Prescott.

While the fire department initially called in three helicopters, Jackson said one was canceled after the third patient died in transit from the accident site to the helicopter. Because of the rugged terrain in the area, Jackson said, the helicopters could not land at the accident site.

The man with the traumatic leg injury reportedly was not wearing a helmet, while the other two motorcyclists were wearing helmets.

Jackson did not have information on the circumstances of the crash or the addresses of the three men. At press time, the Arizona Department of Public Safety was still investigating the accident and did not have further details. The accident caused the temporary closure of the highway.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2012
Article comment by: Mr. Sport Rider

It was the Harley that ran into the sports bike. I was in front of the other sport bike rider that got hit. I barely made it through cause the Harley rider almost hit me. We were doing nothing wrong and just trying to enjoy a nice ride. I'm not putting blame or pointing fingers but sport bike riders aren't always to blame.....

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Article comment by: friend of a friend

the two sports bike riders are 2 of my friends. and no they werent at fault. the 2 harley riders made a wide turn and went into the sport bike riders lane. the first sports bike rider went through them and they hit the 2nd. so its not always sports bike riders fault.

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012
Article comment by: Shiloh Prince

Agreed... but what does that have to do with this?
My prayers are going out to ALL who were involved in this tragic accident, and to family and friends who lost their loved one.

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012
Article comment by: Mr Maverick

It's the sport bikers who are mostly young and inexperienced that drive way too fast. For a few thousand dollars they get approx 167 HP from those Japanese motorcycles. This is the second time this year a sports biker ran into a Harley. The last one killed the man on the Harley who was doing nothing wrong. Guns and motorcycles???? I guess people in cars never carry a weapon.

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012
Article comment by: Deja vu.

Guns and motorcycles in the wrong, or untrained, hands are never a good thing. are they? Nor are drivers talking on their phones or texting... Seems they account for Courier news all too often.

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