According to CHP Officer Mike Murawski, Peter Jackson, 72, of Rancho Mirage crashed his rented red Ducati motorcycle at about 11:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, on Highway 243 near Black Mountain Trail. Jackson was traveling southbound when he hit gravel and lost control. Jackson skid across the highway coming to rest in the northbound lane. Jackson was transported by Idyllwild Fire with road rash to both knees, hands and his right shoulder to Desert Regional Medical Center. Photo by Jenny Kirchner