Mountain Biker rescued on Snoqualmie Trail

May 20, 2009

By Staff

A mountain biker was rescued after taking a spill on the Snoqualmie Trail on May 15.

The accident occurred about 4 p.m. as the mountain biker was pedaling along the Snoqualmie Trail with friends. He fell from his bike and down a 12-foot embankment. The bike rider struck his head on a tree during his fall and sustained other scrapes and bruises.

Reports from the biker’s friends indicate that he may have lost consciousness after the accident and did not know what had happened. 

 

Members of the Eastside Fire and Rescue team help an injured mountain biker into an ambulance near the Snoqualmie Trail on May 15.

Members of the Eastside Fire and Rescue team help an injured mountain biker into an ambulance near the Snoqualmie Trail on May 15.

 

Eastside Fire and Rescue, along with Snoqualmie firefighters and the King County Search and Rescue team, helped to extract the mountain biker from the trail.

Rescuers had to hike about a mile-and-a-half to the accident location. The victim was conscious when rescue workers arrived on the scene. 

The rescue workers transported the accident victim on a stretcher to an ambulance. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment and evaluation of his condition. No other injuries were reported.

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