A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash on Highway 26 near Boring Saturday night, where both the allegedly at-fault driver and an uninvolved motorist who stopped at the scene are being investigated on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Oregon State Police troopers responded to the scene of the collision, which occurred just north of Boring near the county line, at approximately 8:08 p.m.
According to OSP, a black Yamaha motorcycle, operated by 24-year-old Mitchell Rogers, of Sandy, was westbound on Highway 26, when a silver Dodge Caravan, driven by 65-year-old Ronald Young, of Portland, attempted to cross Highway 26 at the Stone Road intersection and collided with the motorcycle.
Rogers sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported via Life Flight air ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University hospital. Young was not injured.
Police suspect excessive speed by Rogers and impairment on the part of Young were contributing factors to the crash.
A third driver, who was not involved in the collision but stopped at the scene, was arrested for alleged DUII, according to OSP. OSP was assisted by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, AMR, Gresham Fire Department, Life Flight and ODOT.
Highway 26 was affected for approximately seven hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated.
The Stone Road junction on Highway 26 had also been the site of a fiery collision involving a tanker truck and a pickup five days earlier. That incident also resulted in critical injuries and involved suspected drunken driving.
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