20-year-old stable after motorcycle accident

Luke Graham

A former Moffat County High School graduate is listed in stable condition in a Grand Junction hospital after sustaining serious injuries from crashing his motorcycle in Garfield county Saturday.

Jordan Anthony, 20, sustained a number of broken bones, a broken neck, collapsed lungs and head injuries when he wrecked his Suzuki GSXR 750 racing motorcycle south of Silt, near the Dry Hollow area, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Brian Koch.

Anthony crashed at about 7 p.m. Saturday but wasn’t located until the next day, Koch said. The trooper said Anthony wrecked in high sagebrush off the side of the road but managed to get help when a passing motorist heard his cries for help.

Anthony is in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, but his condition is stable, a nurse at the hospital said. Family members at the hospital declined a telephone call from the Craig Daily Press on Thursday.

Anthony’s parents are Mike and Christine, owners of Instant Replay Sports in Craig.

Mike Anthony also is a Moffat County sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff Buddy Grinstead said co-workers are concerned for the family.

“We’re a close-knit office,” Grinstead said. “We’re just trying to offer whatever help we can give. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Trooper Koch said it is “safe to assume (Anthony) was traveling well above” the posted 35 mph speed limit at the time of the accident. Koch didn’t immediately know what Anthony’s speed was at the time of the crash. Anthony was wearing a helmet.

Amy Hamilton can be reached at 824-7031.

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