EUGENE, Ore. - A motorcycle clipped a pickup truck that had just been hit by a car Tuesday nigh on Highway 99 north of Beltline.
The crashes injured 6 people, 4 of them seriously, Oregon State Police said.
About 9 p.m., a Ford F-450 driven by Isiah Brown Jr. 57, of Eugene was traveling northbound at 40 mph when it was hit from behind by a Lexus sedan driven by Ronnie D. Harrison, 72, of Eugene.
A Yamaha motorcycle ridden by Johnny J. Harness, 33, of Junction City clipped the Ford's bumper and then struck the Lexus. The impact ejected Harness, who then collided with a vehicle stopped on the shoulder to assist the crash victims.
Harness was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. He was wearing a helmet.
Brown, the driver of the Ford, suffered minor injuries, police said, and was taken to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital.
Harrison was taken by amublance to McKenzie-Willamette with non-life threatening injuries.
His three passengers were all rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, police said: His wife Sharon, 68; son Kevin; and passenger Linda Weir, 69.