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Cottonwood motorcyclist hurt in Sunday collision



— A Cottonwood motorcyclist was transported for medical attention following a two-vehicle collision on Graves Creek Road last Sunday, July 29.

Michael B. Temes, 51, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, suffering from a head injury and severe road rash.

The crash was reported at 2:30 p.m., 5.3 miles south of Cottonwood, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office report. Temes was southbound riding a 1981 Suzuki motorcycle, negotiating a corner, when he realized he was going too fast, noticing his speed at 35 mph. He looked up and saw a northbound 2002 GMC Sierra, driven by Nichole M. Brown, 36, of Lewiston, and attempted to avoid the vehicle, and in doing so laid the bike down.

Brown stated she was traveling 40 mph when she noticed the motorcycle coming at her, and slammed on her brakes; however, the motorcycle slid into and hit her pickup.

Brown was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Temes was not wearing a helmet.

The motorcycle was towed by private party. The GMC was towed by Long’s Towing of Cottonwood.

No citations were issued. ICSO Deputy Nicolas Harris investigated the crash.


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