Two separate motorcycle accidents on the Echo Trail
Saturday, first responders were dispatched to two different reports of motorcycle accidents on the Echo Trail North of Ely. Non-life-threatening injuries for both parties.
The first incident occurred at approximately 2:37 PM at the2700 block of the Echo Trail. Authorities located a 65-year-old male driver, who was the only involved party in the accident. The driver indicated that he lost control of his motorcycle while attempting to navigate a corner causing him to fall.
The driver was transported by ambulance to the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital before being transported to a Duluth Hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
While investigating this crash, law enforcement learned that there was another motorcycle accident a short distance south of the first accident. The 73-year-old driver, who was the only occupant, reported he lost control of his motorcycle on the roadway causing it to fishtail and slide out. The driver of this motorcycle was treated and released for minor injuries on scene.
Both motorcycle operators were wearing helmets. A foreign substance on the roadway is believed to be a contributing factor in both accidents.