Crash Injures Two Motorcyclists (Photo)
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – A crash involving two motorcycles and a pickup injured two White City men Monday evening. Deputies are investigating whether impairment contributed to the crash.
On June 18, 2018, at 7:31 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting a crash on Dodge Road near the intersection with Wedgewood Drive. Deputies learned that a westbound motorcycle collided with the eastbound pickup in the eastbound lane. The force from the collision caused the motorcycle to collide with another westbound motorcycle.
The motorcycles and their operators slid on the ground and came to rest off the roadway. The pickup crashed through a fence and came to a stop in a field.
Both motorcycle operators were transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment; one was transported by Mercy Flights helicopter with critical injuries. The driver and passenger in the pickup were not injured.
Witnesses reported seeing a third motorcycle rider, a woman who had been riding with the two men. After the crash, she reportedly yelled for neighbors to call 911, and then left the scene. Deputies would like to identify her in order to obtain a witness statement.
Deputies were assisted by JCSO detectives and a crash reconstruction team from the Oregon State Police. Fire District #3 and Mercy Flights provided medical assistance.
The incident remains under investigation. Additional details are not available for release at this time.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Sergeant Scott Waldon at (541) 774-6800. Refer to case #18-12375.