Highway 178 open after motorcycle accident

A motorcycle rider and his passenger were injured after an accident in the Kern River Canyon.
Highway 178 through the Kern River Canyon is back open following a motorcycle accident last night.

The man driving the motorcycle says he swerved to miss something in the road while headed eastbound near Richbar campground.

The bike hit the right hand shoulder of the road and he lost control.

The man suffered moderate injuries. His female passenger is being treated for a traumatic head injury.

Their names have not been released.
 
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