On 11/30/18 at 6 PM, officers from the Medford Police Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist on South Pacific Hwy. near Bear Creek Corporation. Officers arrived on scene and began the investigation while the seriously injured bicyclist was treated by Medford Fire and Mercy Flights personnel. The initial investigation determined the involved vehicle was traveling northbound when it struck the bicyclist who was crossing South Pacific Hwy.
The bicyclist was rushed to a local hospital and is currently undergoing treatment for serious injuries related to the crash. The driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene and has cooperated with the investigation. ODOT personnel responded to the scene and assisted with traffic control during the investigation. The northbound lanes of South Pacific Hwy. were diverted for about three hours while this scene was investigated.
This crash is still being investigated by members of the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) Team from the Medford Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office. The identity of the bicyclist is not being released at this time.