Boy ejected from pickup on Timberline Road
- Sandy Post - News
11-year-old Banks resident in critical condition
An 11-year-old boy from Banks was critically injured Sunday afternoon, April 1, in the wake of a rollover crash on Timberline Road near Government Camp.
Just before 6 p.m., Banks resident Ruthanne Adams, 48, lost control over her 2001 Ford F-150 pickup negotiating a right-hand curve while traveling downhill from Timberline Lodge. The pickup hit a snow bank and rolled, eventually coming to rest on its wheels blocking the southbound (downhill) lane.
Sitting in the front passenger seat was Adams' son, Philip Hunter Kollar, who was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the pickup. He was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) where he remains in critical condition as of Monday morning.
Adams was using safety restraints and received minor injuries. She and another son, 13-year-old Alex Kollar - who was seated in the right rear seat of the crewcab pickup - were transported by AMR ambulance to OHSU. Alex Kollar also received minor injuries.
Timberline Road was blocked about 30 minutes and then opened to one lane to allow traffic to travel through the area until it was completely reopened about midnight.
Oregon State Police troopers from Government Camp and Portland are continuing the investigation. The Clackamas County interagency crash investigation team, Hoodland Fire Department, and AMR assisted at the scene. ODOT provided traffic control.