Rochelle Andrews is strapped to a backboard to be transported by Idyllwild Fire to Keenwild USFS Station to be airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center after crashing her Yamaha sport motorcycle Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

Rechelle Andrews, 40 of Hemet, lost control of her 2006 Yamaha motorcycle Sunday on Highway 243 near Marion View Drive and clipped the back of an oncoming car.
Andrews complained of pain and was transported by the Idyllwild Fire Medic Unit to a Mercy Air ambulance and onto Desert Regional Medical Center.


No one in the other vehicle, a Toyota Rav-4 driven by Susan Freed, of Idyllwild, was injured.

Riverside County CAL FIRE firefighters also responded to the collision.

Idyllwild Fire and Mercy Air medics prepare to load Rochelle Andrews into the Mercy Air chopper to medevac her to Desert Regional Medical Center on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Jenny Kirchner


Mercy Air takes off from Keenwild USFS Station headed to Desert Regional Medical Center with Rochelle Andrews, who crashed her Yamaha motorcycle. Emergencies on the Hill often involve multiple first responders such Idyllwild Fire Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s and Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service. Photo by Jenny Kirchner