CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR — A 24-year-old Sandy man was seriously hurt Saturday night when his motorcycle collided with a minivan on U.S. Highway 26 near Boring, reports Oregon Today.
The crash happened near milepost 17, at the intersection with Southeast Stone Road. Oregon State Police troopers and first responders were called to the scene on September 3, shortly after 8:08 p.m.
According to officials, the man was operating a black Yamaha motorcycle westbound on US-26 when a silver Dodge Caravan tried crossing from Stone Road onto the southbound highway, causing the collision.
The motorcycle rider suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown by LifeFlight to OHSU Hospital in Portland.
The driver of the Dodge Caravan, a 65-year-old Portland man, was not injured, but was suspected of impairment.
A section of US-26 was blocked for about 7 hours as an investigation was conducted by the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Multiple other agencies, including the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, AMR and the Gresham Fire Department, assisted at the scene.
No further information has been shared at this time, but officials believe the motorcyclist’s excessive speed, in addition to the Caravan driver’s suspected impairment, factored into the wreck.
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