The Colorado Highway Patrol shut down U.S. 50 on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 after two unrelated motorcycle accidents within one-half mile of each other.
The first accident occurred at 3:10 p.m. at Mile Marker 254 when a big horn sheep collided with the side of Marvin Phillips’ Harley Davidson as he was travelling east. Phillips, who was not wearing a helmet, lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected from the vehicle. Emergency personnel transported the 57 year-old Fountain resident to St. Thomas More Hospital where he was treated for moderate injuries. There is no word on the condition of the sheep.
The second accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. at Mile Marker 254 1/2 involving Bradley and Carrie McGinnis of Quinlan, TX. The McGinnis’s were riding tandem on a black Honda motorcycle and heading east when Bradley ran off the road while attempting to avoid debris. Both riders, who were wearing helmets, were thrown from the motorcycle and sustained moderate injuries. Emergency personnel transported Bradley McGinnis, 46, and Carrie McGinnis, 48, to St. Thomas More Hospital for treatment.
State patrol closed U.S. 50 after the second crash for approximately 45 minutes.
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