Pair of unrelated accidents snarl traffic near Mountain Center

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Two motorcyclists were injured Friday, Oct. 22, one seriously, in a wreck on Highway 74 in Mountain Center. The crash happened shortly before 5 p.m. just west of the mountain community, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident occurred shortly after a separate incident where a sedan plunged down an embankment just a few miles away. Riverside County Fire Department crews were investigating the non-injury accident involving the sedan when themotorcycles went down, according to reports from the scene. Details on the sedan crash were not immediately available, but firefighters proceeded to the motorcycle wreck and found one rider critically injured and another with minor injuries, officials said. An emergency airlift was requested for the rider with major injuries, whi
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