Clackamas motorcycle deputy airlifted after crash

The deputy was airlifted to OHSU

Deputy Robert Nashif was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon. May 5, 2015 (Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office)
Deputy Robert Nashif was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon. May 5, 2015 (Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office)

OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A Clackamas County motorcycle deputy was seriously injured Tuesday in a collision with an SUV in Oregon City, officials said.

A Clackamas County motorcycle deputy was seriously injured in this crash in Oregon City, May 5, 2015 (CCSO)
A Clackamas County motorcycle deputy was seriously injured in this crash in Oregon City, May 5, 2015 (CCSO)

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit Deputy Robert Nashif’s motorcycle reportedly collided with a Hyundai Santa Fe. The crash happened on Morency Road at S. Holly Lane Road, authorities said.

Deputy Nashif suffered serious injuries to his legs, possibly multiple fractures, and was airlifted to OHSU’s trauma center. Officials said he was conscious and breathing at the time.

He is currently in surgery and is said to be in critical condition.

The initial investigation shows the SUV, driven by an 18-year-old high school student, crossed the center line and hit Deputy Nashif’s motorcycle. Three other people were also in the SUV, but no one else was hurt.

The investigation continues and the road is expected to be closed until around 7 p.m.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it develops.

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