Washington County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to two calls Saturday, starting with an accident that happened on the Bear Claw Poppy trail just off Navajo Road. Washington County Sheriff Search and Rescue Liaison Darrell Cashin told St. George News that at approximately 12:55 p.m., a man called into dispatch to report that his wife had crashed on her mountain bike and needed help.
The search and rescue team and Gold Cross Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.
“She went head-over and pretty much her head and face took the brunt of the impact,” Cashin said. “It caused her some severe upper back pain.” The woman was on a side trail, a little way up a canyon, and was coming down a hill to a dip. She hit the dip, the bike took the impact, and she went over and landed headfirst in hard dirt and rock, Cashin said.
After assessing the woman’s injuries, responders called Intermountain Life Flight for transport.