Firefighters had to use ropes to rescue an injured motorcyclist in Turkey Creek Canyon.
Emergency units block NB 285 in Turkey Creek Canyon.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - A motorcycle rider rolled about 100 feet down a hill and into a creek after hitting a guardrail on Highway 285 Sunday afternoon.
He was rushed to the hospital with leg injuries and trauma to his body, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District (ICFP) told 7NEWS.
The northbound lanes were closed at Parmalee after the crash but they reopened just before 3 p.m., according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Investigators said three people were riding in a group when the lead rider lost control, according to the ICFP. The other two riders were not involved in the accident and stopped to call for help.
Northbound 285 traffic was detoured off Highway 285 at Parmalee Gulch over to Bear Creek Canyon and into Morrison, via Highway 74 during the closure.
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