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Motorcyclist airlifted after crash on I-15 freeway near Yermo



YERMO, Calif. ( — A helicopter landed on the 15 freeway near Yermo to airlift an injured motorcyclist.

It happened at about 1:00 pm, on Monday, January 2, 2023, on the northbound I-15, north of the Harvard Road offramp.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the crash involved an unknown type of motorcycle and a black sedan. Vehicles were reportedly passing on the shoulder to get around the blocked lanes.

A traveling nurse that stopped at the scene advised the driver was down within lanes and posing a hazard.

North and southbound traffic was temporarily stopped in order to allow a CHP helicopter to land at the scene. The rider was subsequently airlifted to a trauma center.

By 1:52 pm, both lanes were reopened. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Barstow – CHP station.

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