Motorcyclist Plunges Down Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment but her medical condition was not disclosed.

Firefighters Saturday rescued a motorcyclist who had fallen 30 feet down a cliff off the Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore.

The motorcyclist, a woman, suffered moderate injuries in the accident, which occurred near the Ortega Oaks Candy Store and Goods eatery along the road also known as Highway 74.

Firefighters were dispatched to the location at 10:44 a.m. and hiked down the cliff to rescue the woman, who was transported in a stretcher, or Stokes basket, to a waiting ambulance, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment but her medical condition was not disclosed.

—City News Service.

Anthony March 31, 2014 at 03:10 AM
What do you think Forest? "I think life is like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today can burn your ass tomorrow"
George Mills March 31, 2014 at 07:27 PM
I drove Ortega last night about 6 pm. There was a bike on its side and CHP and firetrucks below the Lookout and before the S turns coming east! Not sure if the location was correct for this post
George Mills March 31, 2014 at 07:29 PM
At James, a lot of time is is not the bikes fault. Cars repeatedly cross over the yellow line and into on coming traffic. I have driven the road for 25 years. Both cars and bikes are equally stupid and at fault!
Ashley Hyde April 03, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Ah yes, that was me. Texting and operating a motorcycle is quite difficult, I also voluntarily chose for my front tire to slip out from underneath me on a sharp turn. Since I'm an adrenaline junky who loves Blood Alley, I figured I'd spice it up a bit and take me and my bike off a cliff. Thanks to those of you who have positive comments :)
Steve M April 03, 2014 at 11:51 PM
You have one tough "Hyde" to be back here so soon, that was a long fall! I rode for about 15 years and wiped out coming off a freeway off ramp where they just cleaned up an oil spill and another time when there was sand on a turn. And a couple awareness lapses, but I was lucky enough to swerve at the last second. Someone said about riding a motorcycle, you should ride like you're invisible.


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