Dirt bike crash injures man on pass


— A 46-year-old Steamboat Springs man was taken to an area hospital after wrecking on a motorcycle Sunday afternoon.
Joseph Kish suffered internal chest injuries and fractured ribs and collarbone, due to the crash, said state trooper Jack DeSanti, who responded to the scene.
Kish, who was wearing a helmet and eye protection, reportedly fell off his 2000 Honda dirt bike motorcycle when the bike hit a "rut" on Forest Service Road 251 on Rabbit Ears Pass.
"It was a pretty good rut," DeSanti said. "The front tire hit it."
Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident, DeSanti said. They are looking into how Kish fell off the motorcycle, how fast he was traveling and also if a traffic citation should be issued, the trooper said.
A Steamboat Springs Ambulance crew responded to the scene and transported Kish to the Yampa Valley Medical Center.
According to a hospital official, Kish was in stable condition Monday.
The crash occurred as Kish was out riding with is son, DeSanti said.
His son was following on a separate motorcycle and was not involved in the crash, he said.
Along with the Steamboat Springs ambulance, the state trooper was assisted at the scene by the Routt County Sheriff's Office.


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