BEND, Ore. – Two drivers were injured in a collision Monday afternoon on Reed Market Road after one driver allegedly disobeyed a traffic control device and was broadsided after pulling out in front of an SUV, police reported.
Bend Police officers and Bend Fire paramedics were called to the intersection of SW Reed Market Road and SE Division Street about 1:30 p.m., March 31, to a reported injury motor vehicle crash, Police Lt. Ken Mannix said.
Preliminary investigation determined that Kristy Kempton, 19, of Bend, had stopped at the intersection while traveling south on Division Street, then pulled “directly into the path” of a 1993 Jeep Cherokee during an attempt to make a left-hand turn, Mannix wrote in a news release.
Kempton’s 1993 Mazda Navajo was hit by the Jeep, which was operated by 29-year old Daniel Rhoades of Bend. Following impact, Rhoades’ vehicle rolled then came to a stop on the side of the roadway, the lieutenant said.
Kempton and Rhoades were both transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, where they were reportedly receiving treatment for what Mannix described as non-life threatening injuries.
There were unidentified passengers in each vehicle, but they escaped without injury, the news release stated.
Kempton was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device, the lieutenant said.