Motorcyclists still in serious condition | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Motorcyclists still in serious condition

Brett Milam
bmilam@postindependent.com
Two Montrose residents crashed on their motorcycle on I-70 eastbound last Friday evening.
Submitted photo |

Two Montrose residents are still in serious condition after their motorcycle crashed on Interstate 70 eastbound last Friday evening.

Craig Cox, 45, and Jill Cox, 48, were riding a 2009 Harley Davidson in the left lane when they made a right lane change near mile marker 114. Craig, the driver, lost control, and they struck a guardrail.

Both were thrown from the motorcycle, and the motorcycle continued down the road. The first reports of an accident came in at 5:57 p.m. Friday.

Both were wearing helmets at the time. No alcohol or drugs are suspected, according to Colorado State Patrol Sergeant Rob Madden, but the ongoing investigation is looking into excessive speed as a factor.

Craig Cox was flown to Denver to be treated for his injuries, and Jill Cox was transported to Valley View Hospital by the Glenwood Springs Fire Department.

Bystanders at the scene initiated bleeding control until fire department personnel arrived, said Glenwood Springs Fire Department Lieutenant Jesse Hood in a press release.

Initial reports indicated that a semi-trailer may have hit the motorcycle, but it was a one-vehicle accident.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User