Forest Grove Fire & Rescue reported the man was conscious following his motorcycle's collision with a rock.

A man was transported by air ambulance midday Tuesday, May 29, from the Tillamook State Forest after reportedly crashing his motorcycle.

Dave Nemeyer, a spokesman for Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, said agencies responded after the man's companions said he came off his motorcycle and "crashed head-first into a large boulder" on a trail off Beaver Dam Road, about two miles from Browns Camp west of Gales Creek. The crash reportedly occurred at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

LifeFlight was activated. Nemeyer said the air ambulance service took the man, whose name was not released, to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland.

The man was conscious after the crash, Nemeyer said; however, his injuries were considered severe enough for LifeFlight to be called out to take him to the hospital.

The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to Nemeyer.

By Mark Miller
Editor, Forest Grove News-Times
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