SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A serious crash involving a motorcycle and delivery truck caused some traffic to delay in Springfield Thursday afternoon.
The Springfield Police Department says both vehicles were turning when the accident happened around 1 p.m. at the intersection of 19th Ave. and Franklin Boulevard in Springfield.
Police say both drivers did not have a stop sign.
Upon arrival, SPD said the motorcyclist, Roy Ackerson, was not responsive but breathing.
He was transported to Riverbend Hospital for possible life-threatening injuries. There was no passenger on the motorcycle.
Preliminary investigation indicates the motorcyclist was south on Franklin Blvd. while the FedEx truck was north. Near E. 19th Ave., the FedEx truck made a left turn in front of the motorcyclist and they collided, the report said.
Police said FedEx is cooperating with the investigation.
A witness told us police were working on the patient for 10 to 15 minutes before medics arrived.
“The ambulance finally came, and they worked on him for a while then they took him away, so I don’t know if he was; it wasn’t very good,” Donald Borg said.
It took police one to two hours to investigate and clean up the scene, closing off a portion of Old Franklin Blvd. for part of Thursday afternoon.
The crash is being investigated by the department’s Major Accident Investigation Team and the investigation is ongoing.
If anyone witnessed the accident or has any additional information, they're asked to call the Springfield Police Department at (541) 726-3714.