Placerville CHP Air Operations Rescue from Major Injury on ATV related to Tevis Cup

by Placerville Newswire / May 12, 2016 / comments

CHP Officer Ian Hoey reports that Placerville CHP and Valley CHP Air Operations H-20 responded to the Cool area for a major injury collision in Auburn Lakes Trails. 

The investigation so far has revealed that a male driver was operating an ATV with two female passengers. The ATV rolled down a steep dirt ravine. 

One female passenger, age 52, sustained a fractured leg, ribs and a concussion. The victim was airlifted to the trauma center. 

The second female passenger, age 54, sustained lacerations to her head and arms and complained of rib pain. 

She was transported by ambulance to the hospital. 

The male driver was uninjured.

Michele Turney reports that the victims are trail workers for the upcoming "Western Tevis Cup 100 Mile One Day Western States Trail Ride and run."

The Western States Trail Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.  The Tevis Cup is the world's best known and most difficult Equestrian Endurance Ride.  The Tevis Cup Ride is the founding modern-day equestrian event of its kind in the world.   The Tevis Cup 100 Miles One Day Ride represents the Foundation''s commitment to the ideals of a pioneering experience along historically significant trails that traverse the scenic wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from east of Squaw Valley to Auburn. Since the origin of modern day endurance riding that started with this event in 1955, thousands of horsemen and their athletic steeds have sought the challenges of the Tevis Cup Ride.