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Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Striking Guard Rail, Going Over Cliff


Care Flight on State Route 347.
Care Flight on State Route 341.

By Ty O’Neil

A motorcyclist is in the hospital today. At around 3 p.m. yesterday there was a single motorcycle accident at the 7 Mile Canyon Road turnout on State Route 341.

A motorcyclist struck a guard rail and was thrown over the side, down a cliff. He suffered injuries, and Care Flight was called in.

NHP, the Virginia City Fire Department and the Virginia City Sheriff’s Department quickly responded. Some locals assisted in blocking dirt roads while the Virginia City sheriff stopped 341 to allow Care Flight to land.

The Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) reported today that the rider had substantial damage to his right leg and pelvis. He is in stable condition.


Ty O'Neil
Ty O'Neil
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.