A Stateline woman was injured on Sunday when her motorcycle left the road north of Bridgeport on Highway 182.
Susan Boos, 50, was riding a Harley Davidson Superglide south on Highway 182 through the Walker River Canyon around lunchtime with a large number of other riders. She left the roadway and struck a reflective road marker before being thrown from her machine, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Mono County Sheriff Ralph Obenberger came on the accident at about 11:50 a.m. and called it in.
The first arriving CHP employee, an emergency medical technician, provided oxygen and emergency care to the victim while requesting a Care Flight helicopter. Personnel from the Bridgeport Fire Department arrived on the scene, continued care and prepared the victim for transport. Care Flight helicopter arrived on scene at 1:01 p.m. Highway 182 was closed for 15 minutes while Boos was placed in the helicopter.
Boos was wearing appropriate safety gear including a helmet, jacket and gloves.
“The rider of this motorcycle was fortunate to be wearing a helmet and appropriate motorcycle riding gear, which prevented further injuries,” said R. D. Cohan, commander of the CHP’s Bridgeport Area. “This collision serves as a reminder to all of us of the rural nature of Mono County and the fact that travel or flight time to a trauma center takes hours, another reason to drive carefully, use seatbelt and motorcycle helmets.”
Mono County Sheriff’s deputies, Bridgeport firefighters and Mono County paramedics responded to the accident.