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Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

A motorcyclist was transported to a Portland hospital after crashing near U.S. Forest Service Roads 46 and 57 near Estacada.

At 3:39 p.m. Sunday, July 17, Oregon State Police, American Medical Response and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the crash, which only involved the single motorcycle.

The patient was transported to the Ripplebrook Guard Station, about 25 miles east of Estacada on Highway 224, and then transported to the hospital via life flight. The patient’s name and condition were not released.

It was the second serious wreck in the vicinity in two days.

Two people were killed and four others injured in a head-on crash on Highway 224 east of Estacada near the Memaloose Bridge. The fatalities include an 8-year-old boy. The names of the victims and the conditions of the survivors were not immediately released.