Feb 04,2008 00:00
Four members of a Hermiston, Oregon family were injured Friday when the driver fell asleep with his pickup’s cruise control set to 65-70 mph, police reported. The vehicle crossed over the oncoming lanes of traffic, crashed through a concrete guardrail on a bridge overpass, and fell almost 30-feet to the highway below.
The pickup fell about 28-feet, landed “head-on” into Highway 730, and ended up on its wheels in the westbound lanes of traffic, OSP said.
The driver was seriously injured, Sgt. Muhs said, and was transported by ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC). He was later flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, when he was reportedly in stable condition as of Sunday morning.
Moser’s passengers, Pamela Moser, 36, 10-year-old Ashley and 13-year-old Devon, all received with troopers described as non-life threatening injuries. They were all taken by ambulance to GSMC.
All four family members were wearing seat belts, Sgt. Mugs reported.