11pm Update: Skyline Drive Motorcycle Crash


SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK (WHSV)-- Officers say the area he crashed in has seen a lot of accidents. It happened here near mile marker 62 on Skyline Drive.

Shenandoah National Park officers called in a helicopter to fly the biker out for treatment. The 54-year-old biker is from Pennsylvania.

A tow truck lifting the motorcycle and took it after the wreck which happened around 2:30 p.m. A friend who was riding behind the victim, said he took this curve too sharply running into a ditch. He suffered a broken leg, hurt wrist, and damage to his teeth.

According to park ranger Robert Sloop, there have been between five and ten wrecks at mile marker 62 in the last two years.

"Yes, this particular spot seems to be a bad curve, motorcycles come down too fast and they aren't able to hang onto the road. Great motorcycle ride, sometimes people get in a hurry, unfortunately, I'm not sure why they get in a hurry, just obey the speed limits," said Ranger Sloop.

Friends and park officers are waiting to release the man's name after family members can be notified.

Ranger sloop said he will stop riders who are speeding or not wearing a helmet.


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