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Motorcyclist from Boring critically injured in crash

A motorcyclist from Boring was critically injured Saturday afternoon, July 1, after he struck a guardrail on Highway 211 near Tickle Creek Road and was thrown from his bike.

James Ramsey, 25, of Boring was driving a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Highway 211 around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, when, according to police reports, he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and slammed into the guardrail.

Gregg Hastings, Oregon State Police spokesman, said Ramsey was ejected and thrown about 30 feet into the bushes off to the side of the highway.

Ramsey had been following friends and family, who were driving in another vehicle.

Ramsey was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital and is in critical but stable condition. Police said Ramsey had one leg amputated as a result of Saturday's crash.

Highway 211 was closed until about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.