Wreck on SE 52nd sends motorcycle riders to hospital
Traffic on S.E. 52nd came to a standstill at 8:37 p.m. on Friday evening August 18 when a Honda four-door sedan hit a touring style motorcycle, at 52nd Avenue and Steele Street.
A witness told THE BEE that the Honda was northbound on S.E. 52nd Avenue, and made a fast, sharp turn west on Steele, clipping the motorcycle stopped at the traffic signal, before turning south.
The Honda stopped in the intersection, facing the eastbound lane of Steele Street, indicating that the driver had cut the corner sharply while turning.
Woodstock Fire Station 25's engine, stationed nearby, was there in about two minutes, later followed by Truck 25.
The firefighters called for two ambulances, and arriving paramedics agreed that both the motorcycle's driver and passenger had traumatic, but probably not life-threatening, injuries. The two were taken to OHSU for evaluation and treatment.
The female driver of the Honda stayed at the scene and spoke with police. This accident remains under investigation, and there was no information as THE BEE went to press on any citations that may have been issued.