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6:49 PM Thu, Sept. 20th

Man suffers serious injuries in motorcycle accident on Hwy. 169

Paramedics flew a seriously injured motorcyclist via helicopter to Flagstaff Medical Center late Saturday morning after a single-vehicle accident on Highway 169 east of Dewey-Humboldt, a Central Yavapai Fire District official reported.

CYFD Assistant Chief Charlie Cook said the wreck happened shortly before 11 a.m., about 4.5 miles east of Highway 69, when a middle-aged man driving a Harley Road King apparently swerved and spun out while trying to avoid a pack of dogs crossing the roadway.

The man's 55-year-old wife, who was riding as his passenger, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Paramedics drove her by ambulance to Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott Valley, Cook said. Cook added that he did not know if the man and woman were wearing helmets.

"They were riding with a group of people," he said. "It doesn't appear that anyone else was involved."