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Few motorcycle crashes reported during Labor Day weekend in Durango

Four Corners rally proved to be safe for participants
Motorcyclists show up Sept. 4 at the Durango Harley-Davidson dealership during the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)

Hundreds of motorcyclists descended on Durango for the Labor Day weekend, but despite the influx in traffic, the Colorado State Patrol is reporting only a few crashes involving the two-wheeled hogs.

“We did not have any fatal crashes over the weekend, and I did talk to Durango Police Department as well, and they didn’t either. So that’s good,” said Capt. John Trentini with the State Patrol.

Motorcyclists show up in droves Sept. 4 at the Durango Harley-Davidson dealership during the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)

Only three crashes were reported.

“Two of them were on Highway 550 kind of around Farmington Hill,” Trentini said. “One of them was on Sept. 3; the other was on Sept. 5.”

Trentini said the third crash involved a biker in town for the rally who dropped the bike and suffered a minor injury.

“It was a motorcycle, and basically they laid their bike down and broke an ankle,” Trentini said.

The summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most dangerous time to travel, Trentini said, because there are so many people on the roads.

“It was a pretty great weekend. ... We did increase enforcement. We had more people out there to catch bad driving and DUI enforcement,” Trentini said.

njohnson@durangoherald.com

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