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Chamber president injured in collision, family seeks help

by: Cliff Newell Linda Neace, the owner of Bullseye Coffee in West Linn and the president of the West Linn Chamber of Commerce, was injured in an auto accident March 13. As she recovers her family will be operating her coffee shop.

Friends and relatives of Linda Neace are offering a helping hand following her injury in an auto accident on March 13.

The owner of Bullseye Coffee in West Linn and president of the West Linn Chamber of Commerce, Neace suffered a shattered ankle when a 16-year-old driver ran a red light and drove into her car as she was driving to New Hope Community Church in Gladstone.

'If the other car had hit directly on her door, I don't think she would have lived,' said Austin Magness, Neace's grandson.

Neace was transported to Willamette Falls Hospital in Oregon City, where she underwent surgery.

'She is healing just fine,' Magness said. 'She starts rehab today (March 21) and she's going to be moved to a health center soon.

'She's talking about coming back in a few days and running things from a wheelchair. Grandma just goes and goes and is really energized.'

Meanwhile, friends and family members are running Bullseye Coffee until Neace is able to return. They include her daughter Amy Magness and grandson Austin Magness, who is on spring break this week.

However, Neace needs financial assistance for her hospital bills, and a fundraiser has been created to assist her.

Persons wishing to help Linda Neace can send checks to Bullseye Coffee at 1980 Willamette Falls Dr., No. 120, West Linn, OR 97068.