Motorcycle collides with power scooter in Eagle Point crash

A tow truck employee cleans up some anti-freeze that was leaking from the damaged motorcycle after it t-boned a power scooter. (KTVL/Mike Marut)

Eagle Point, Ore. - Around 11:30 A.M. Friday morning, a motorcycle t-boned a power scooter at the intersection of Hwy 62 and Nick Young Road.

Two motorcyclists were driving northbound on Hwy 62 in a staggered formation. The first motorcyclist got through the intersection and avoided the power scooter. The second one could not avoid the power scooter and collided at 55 miles per hour.

The two motorcyclists are friends from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The one on the first motorcycle says the man on the power scooter looked to be making a u-turn at the intersection, which is legal. He described the crash as the second motorcyclist flipping over his handlebars and onto the asphalt.

Both the second motorcyclist and the power scooter driver were transferred to Rogue Regional Medical Center. The motorcyclist should be fine but the power scooter driver was transported with serious injuries, according to Oregon State Police.

OSP have not yet had a chance to interview the man driving the power scooter.

"To turn into the middle of the intersection, and it's not like he was going to the crosswalk to cross, he was like just right into the intersection, so I don't know if there was a medical issue that caused him to do that or what," Sgt. Jeff Proulx said. "We're still looking into that."

Proulx added these crashes are a little unusual.

"We don't have a motorcycle versus scooter," Proulx said. "Every once in awhile we'll have a little fender-bender with a car and a scooter. They fail to see them in the crosswalk type thing, but not like this. This is a little different."

Witnesses told OSP the motorcyclists were driving the speed limit and did nothing wrong. Proulx says they have video from a witness they will be using during the investigation to determine if it was just an accident.

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