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Motorcyclist airlifted to St. Charles Bend, where he was in intensive care this week.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Life Flight lands on U.S. Highway 97 Monday morning, responding to a collision between a dump truck and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist, who was pinned beneath the tires of the dump truck's trailer, was flown to St. Charles Bend, where he remained under intensive care Tuesday.First responders were called to a motorcycle versus a dump truck collision north of Madras shortly after 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5.

The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 97, at Quaale Road, approximately 11 miles north of Madras.

According to the Oregon State Police report, both vehicles were northbound on Highway 97, when the dump truck, driven by Christian Robert Humphreys, 22, of Madras, slowed to turned west onto Quaale Road.

PHOTO BY BUD BEAMER - The motorcyle remained under the dump truck trailer's tires after the motorcyclist was extricated by emergency crews.The motorcyclist, Daniel David Gregg, 56, of Madras, was attempting to pass, and crashed into the front trailer portion of the truck, on the driver's side.

When deputies arrived, the the motorcycle was underneath the trailer and the motorcycle driver pinned under the tires of the trailer.

Jefferson County Fire District and Jefferson County Ambulance District personnel rushed to the scene and were able to care for the motorcyclist while other fire personnel used a jack to raise the trailer enough to remove the driver.

Life Flight was called to the scene a short time later and transported the motorcycle driver to St. Charles Bend, where he remained in the intensive care unit on Tuesday morning.

Oregon State Police is investigating the crash, and noted that neither driver was suspected of being impaired. The motorcycle was towed from the scene, and the dump truck was inspected and driven from the scene.


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