Welches man injured in Highway 26 car rollover


A man from the Welches area remained in serious condition Monday at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center five days after his vehicle rolled over on Highway 26.

Michael J. Linderman, 60, was driving east near milepost 27 at about 12:39 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in a 2002 Subaru Legacy when the vehicle crossed westbound lanes, said Oregon State Police Trooper Tracy Clark.

The vehicle continued into a north-side ditch and rolled several times before landing on its side.

Firefighters from Hoodland and Sandy spent 30 minutes extricating Linderman from the vehicle. He was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for medical treatment and remained in serious condition Monday at the hospital.

Linderman had been wearing a seatbelt.

Lt. Gregg Hastings said OSP troopers were continuing their investigation of the crash Monday, and no new developments had been made.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene, which closed the highway for about 30 minutes.