Two injured in Saturday crash
Two Bend residents were seriously injured when their motorcycle collided with an SUV in Prineville Saturday morning.
According to a Prineville Police Department media release, they responded to a report of a car versus motorcycle crash at the intersection of Northeast Third Street and Combs Flat Road at 11:26 a.m. May 12.
One of the drivers, Sandra Kerbow, of Prineville, was in a 2014 Ford SUV traveling north on Combs Flat Road, making a left turn onto Northeast Third Street.
The second vehicle, a 2001 BMW motorcycle driven by Dan Jensen, of Bend, was traveling south on Combs Flat Road, crossing through the intersection of Northeast Third Street. The motorcycle was carrying a second passenger, Carol Jensen, of Bend.
"The vehicle began the left (west) turn onto Third Street, and the motorcycle collided with the right rear quarter panel of her car as it tried to continue south through the intersection," Capt. Larry Seymour reported.
Both motorcycle riders were ejected and transported to St. Charles of Prineville with multiple injuries. The driver of the Ford reported no injury.
"The motorcycle received damage to multiple places due to it crashing and then laying it down on the roadway," Seymour said. "The vehicle that turned west and pulled in front of the motorcycle was at fault. The motorcycle driver would have had the right of way to continue on his southbound route of travel. The motorcycle point of impact on the car that was turning left was towards the right rear side of the car near the wheel well."
Traffic at the location was slowed and partially detoured while emergency responders dealt with the crash scene and the injured. Air Link responded to St. Charles Prineville but was not utilized for transport.
Both vehicles sustained damages estimated at more than $2,500 and were towed from the scene.
Kerbow was cited for Driver Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device, a "B" violation with a presumptive fine of $265.
Crook County Sheriff, Crook County Fire and Rescue, Air Link, Oregon State Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation also responded to the crash.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident can contact Officer Jordan Robeson at 541-447-4168 or visit the Prineville Police Department's Facebook page.