April 14, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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A Molalla man was injured Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle was injured in a collision with a sport utility vehicle on Highway 213 at the intersection with S. Spangler Road eight miles south of Oregon City. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to a citation being issued to the sport utility veh icle's driver.
On April 13, 2014 at approximately 5:35 p.m., a 1984 Yamaha motorcycle operated by GREGG A. DIX, age 59, from Molalla, was traveling southbound on Highway 213 approaching S. Spangler Road. A 2011 Ford sport utility vehicle driven by BERNARD WRIGHT, age 93, from Beavercreek, was eastbound on S. Spangler Road and pulled across Highway 213 in the motorcyclist's path. The motorcycle crashed into the left side of the sport utility vehicle, ejecting DIX from the motorcycle.
DIX was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of moderate, non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a protecting helmet.
WRIGHT was checked at the scene by paramedics and was not injured. He was cited by OSP for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device - Stop Sign.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Fire Department, and ODOT. Recruit Trooper Matthew Schmidt is the lead investigator.
OSP urges motorists and motorcyclists alike to share the road in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries. As the weather gets warmer, we all need to be aware that more motorcycles and other vulnerable users (bicycles and pedestrians) will be on or near our roads. Share the responsibility of keeping the roadways safe. Obey and follow traffic control devices, obey speed limits, avoid distractions and stay focused on the road.
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