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44-Year-Old Man Injured in Whiting Ranch Biking Accident

Man with a possible collarbone fracture is rescued from the regional park adjacent to Lake Forest.

An injured 44-year-old man was transported from Whiting Ranch on Monday evening with a possible collarbone fracture, authorities said.

Orange County Fire Authority units were dispatched at 7:35 p.m. to rescue the man, who had been mountain biking.

While paramedics said the man may have broken his collarbone, he was otherwise "doing OK" and did not need an helicopter airlift, said OCFA Capt. Marc Stone.

OCFA units transported him out via park trails, Stone said.

It's the second time this month that firefighters have been called to the park to rescue an injured rider.

Four days ago, a  out of the same part of Whiting Ranch.

Units used a helicopter to hoist the boy, who had also been mountain biking, out of the park.

Lady Golfnut August 07, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Ok all, maybe that was a bit silly of me to suggest taking away the more thrilling trails to bikers, however there must be a reason for the 10mph signs? Or is that just for the rangers?I don't think so. And actually we did move COMPLETELY off the trail for the biker that cussed us out to pass. Maybe "one way" trails would be a solution? Regardless we are all entitled to the park and just like risking mountain lions, coyotes, I risk the bikers. And robzillaa, you're right I know nothing about Mtn biking, nor do I really care too, but that doesn't mean you have to be rude.
TWF August 07, 2012 at 09:53 PM
How about if cyclists ride no faster than Usain Bolt can run - 27mph. Hopefully that rude person you encountered is an anomaly and it won't happen again. Let's all enjoy the trails in our own way and figure out how to get along. Queue John Lennon...
Schwab Apiaries August 07, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I think Cathy has a point. We all must learn to share the trail. I'm sure many have seen the OC Park sings showing the right of way rules. I see families with small children all the time walking in Whiting. Lets not treat this natural, wild, wonderful place as our own personal GYM. Other folks (Runners, Hikers & Horses) want to enjoy the outdoors just as much as the mountain bikers. See you on the Trail.
Lady Golfnut August 08, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Yes TW we can, at least from my perspective. I was simply offering an observation because after living next to WR for 15 years, this has been a very busy year for rescues. May be because there are more people enjoying the park. I don't like seeing anyone injured - risk takers or otherwise. Peace out!
John Rodgers August 08, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Kinda sad to hear, im enjoy riding my se road bike that i got from 2wheelbikes.com and fortunately i have not had a big accident yet. i know if i did it would not be pretty though especially since i ride hard in the city! hope this guy gets better soon

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