A motorcyclist was injured in a crash just south of Idyllwild Thursday, Jan. 22, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Darren Meyer. Marcus Wagner, 21, of Moreno Valley, was riding a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja south on Highway 243 just 350 north of the southern intersection of Saunders Meadow Road when he entered a left-hand curve and laid down the bike on the left side. The incident occurred at 11:30 a.m.
Wagner was able to pick up the bike and move it to the shoulder of the road.
Idyllwild Fire transported him to Desert Regional Medical Center with complaint of pain to his shoulder and an abrasion to his leg. The bike sustained moderate damage to its left side.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Meyer said Wagner failed to maintain control of his vehicle.