JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A female was injured after being thrown from a motorcycle and into Bear Creek next to Highway 74 in Jefferson County Tuesday.
Colorado State Patrol said that about 5:41 p.m., it received a call about a crash in which a female had been thrown off a motorcycle and into the creek at mile marker 15.
CSP said a male was driving the motorcycle. It could not say whether he was injured.
As of 6:50 p.m., rescuers were still trying to reach the female in the water.
By about 8 p.m., the female was out of the water and was being transported to a hospital.
According to West Metro Fire Rescue, its crews worked with Foothills Fire Rescue to reach the woman using a complicated rope system. The rescue took about one hour.
West Metro said the female was in stable condition when she was taken to the hospital.
Highway 74 was closed between Morrison and Idledale for several hours. It reopened about 9 p.m.
Authorities have not yet released the motorcycle riders’ ages or names.
Additionally, an ambulance at the scene was hit by a passing car. No injuries were reported in that crash.