Highway 97 collision leaves Culver woman hospitalized

Published Apr 8, 2013 at 03:01PM

A Culver woman is in fair condition at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, following an 8 a.m. rear-end collision on U.S. Highway 97 five miles south of Madras, according to hospital and Oregon State Police sources.

Police cited a truck driver, David M. Mosebar, 45, of Moses Lake, Wash., for careless driving after his commercial truck struck a Ford Explorer driven by Megan Erickson, 21, of Culver. Erickson had stopped on southbound Highway 97 waiting to turn east onto Southwest Bear Drive when Mosebar, momentarily distracted, according to OSP Lt. Carl Rhodes, rear-ended her car.

Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 and county Emergency Medical Services responded. Mosebar declined medical treatment. Erickson was driven to Mt. View Hospital, Madras, and then flown to Bend, according to OSP.