The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol:
On 04/10/22 at approximately 0950 hours, Party #1 was riding his 2022 Husqvarna on an Upper Lake Ranger District OHV Area designated trail. Party #1 came upon debris blocking the trail and applied the brakes to his motorcycle, which resulted in Party #1 being ejected from the motorcycle and falling into brush. Despite being in full protective gear, Party #1 was impaled by a broken branch. Medical aid was attempted at the crash scene. Party #1 was moved to the Middle Creek Campground Staging Area. An uninvolved party in the staging area called 9-1-1. Emergency crews arrived and attempted to render medical aid. Party #1 was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Alcohol and/or drugs are not a factor in this crash.Chp288A-middle-creek-revised-copy