A motorcycle crash in Bear Creek Canyon near Idledale resulted in serious injuries and busy Colorado 74 has been shut down by the incident.

The Tuesday afternoon crash, which happened at about 5:40 p.m., led to a secondary incident in the narrow canyon when a passing car hit an ambulance that had responded to the motorcycle crash. No one was injured in the secondary incident, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff.

In the motorcycle crash, a woman passenger on the bike was thrown into the creek, said Trooper Josh Lewis, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman. Information on injuries to the man who was driving the motorcycle were not immediately available.

Emergency crews responding to the incident strung cables across the creek and had a litter rescue basket in place to lift the injured person back up to the roadway. Just before 8 p.m. the state patrol announced that the woman was safely extracted and is being taken to a local hospital.

Further details on her injured were not released. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The highway reopened at about 9 p.m., the state patrol said.