Motorcyclist hurt in Hwy. 26 head-on collision

At the scene of a head-on crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck on Highway 26 near Manning, Ore., on July 4, 2013. (Oregon State Police)
At the scene of a head-on crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck on Highway 26 near Manning, Ore., on July 4, 2013. (Oregon State Police)

(KOIN) – A Wilsonville motorcyclist is in serious condition after he collided head-on with a pickup truck in rural Washington County Thursday.

Just before noon, 25-year-old Justin Patey was ejected from his 2006 Suzuki when a 1994 Toyota pickup truck crashed into him on Highway 26 east of Manning.

Patey was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with significant injuries. The pickup’s driver, 38-year-old Eric Lyon of Portland, was not hurt.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP), the westbound pickup was attempting a U-turn across the double-solid line when the eastbound motorcycle collided into the front of the truck. The highway had heavy stop-and-go traffic at the time, OSP said. Lyon also had limited visibility during the U-turn.

No citations or charges have been issued at this time. Police are still investigating.

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