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Dirt bike rider airlifted to hospital after accident near Lake Nacimiento

A dirt bike rider who was injured in an accident near Lake Nacimiento on Saturday had to be taken to a California Highway Patrol helicopter by pickup truck before being airlifted to a hospital.
A dirt bike rider who was injured in an accident near Lake Nacimiento on Saturday had to be taken to a California Highway Patrol helicopter by pickup truck before being airlifted to a hospital.

A dirt bike rider was airlifted to a hospital after an accident near Lake Nacimiento on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.

The accident happened in a “remote location” near the lime quarry south of the lake, the CHP said in a Facebook post. The person, whose gender was not specified, was riding a dirt bike when they came up short on a jump and crashed, breaking multiple bones.

Because the accident happened in such a remote spot, the rider had to be taken to the helicopter while lying in the bed of a pickup truck.

“Thankfully, the flight to the hospital was quick and easy,” read the Facebook post.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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