Sandy motorcyclist critically injured in Highway 26 crash
A Sandy man has been hospitalized with serious injuries following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 26 near milepost 17 on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Investigation by law enforcement concluded that at around 8 p.m. Sept. 3, Sandy man Mitchell Rogers, 24, was driving a black Yamaha motorcycle westbound on Highway 26 when Portland driver Ronald Young, 65, operating a silver Dodge Caravan, attempted to cross Highway 26 southbound at Stone Road and collided with Rogers.
Oregon State Police are still working to determine if excess speed on Rogers' part and/or impairment on the part of Young were contributing factors in the crash.
An additional uninvolved driver who stopped at the scene was arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicants.
Rogers was transported via LifeFlight to OHSU with life-threatening injuries.
Traffic on Highway 26 was impacted for about seven hours while OSP's Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, AMR, Gresham Fire Department, LifeFlight and ODOT also responded to the crash.
This is the second crash at Stone Road and Highway 26 reported within the past week, with another two-vehicle crash closing the highway temporarily and leaving one Damascus man critically injured on Monday, Aug. 29. More info on this crash can be found on our website.
No further information about the investigation into the Sept. 3 crash has been released.
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