Two injured on the Echo Trail

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Sheriff's Office • 100 North Fifth Avenue West • Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 726-2340 •

Gordon Ramsay

Date: 06-17-23

Media Contact: Sgt. Eric Hanegmon 

Two injured on the Echo Trail

On June 16, 2023 at approximately 2:37 PM, area first responders and law enforcement were dispatched to the report of a motorcycle personal injury accident in the 2700 block of the Echo Trail located north of Ely.

Upon their arrival on scene, they located a 65-year-old male driver, who was the only occupant. The driver indicated that he lost control of his motorcycle while attempting to navigate a corner causing him to fall. The driver was transported by ambulance to the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital before being transported to a Duluth Hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

While investigating this crash, law enforcement learned that there was another motorcycle accident a short distance south of the first accident. The 73-year-old driver, who was the only occupant, reported he lost control of his motorcycle on the roadway causing it to fishtail and slide out. The driver of this motorcycle was treated and released for minor injuries on scene.

Both motorcycle operators were wearing helmets. A foreign substance on the roadway is believed to be a contributing factor in both accidents.