Molalla Fire District paramedics assist at the scene on Highway 211
A Beavercreek man was critically injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle in a collision Tuesday afternoon on Highway 211 near South Hayden Road.
At about 4:20 p.m., John W. Groener, 59, was southbound on Highway 211 when the Harley Davidson motorcycle he was operating collided with a northbound 2013 Kia Soul automobile that was turning left toward South Hayden Road. The motorcycle crashed into the Kia's passenger side, ejecting Groener from the motorcycle onto the highway, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, an OSP spokesman.
Molalla Fire District paramedics assisted Oregon State Police, treating Groener at the scene. He was taken by AMR ambulance to Oregon Health and Science University trauma center. Groener was wearing a protective helmet, Hastings said.
The Kia's driver, Tara R. Joyce, 20, from Portland, and three passengers were also transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals. Their injuries were non-life threatening and considered minor to serious. One of the passengers, Danny D. Manjeot, 38, from Portland, was treated and released then taken into custody by OSP on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant charging failure to appear for a DUII. Manjeot was lodged in Clackamas County Jail.
Hastings said Joyce is cooperating with the investigation, and no enforcement action has been taken at this time. OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
Besides the Molalla Fire District, OSP was assisted at the scene by paramedics from Estacada, Colton, Sandy and Clackamas County fire departments, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies, Sandy Police Department, and ODOT. A detour was set up while the highway was blocked during the investigation.