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Jul-02-2007 08:41printcomments

Five Injured After Motorhome Crashes into Cars, Pizza Shop

The motorhome failed to stop for a red traffic signal.

motorhome crash photo
Photo: Oregon State Police

(CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. ) - Five people were injured, one critically, after a motorhome failed to stop for a traffic signal northbound on Highway 199 in Cave Junction and collided with two vehicles and then ran into a pizza business.

At approximately 12:55 PM, a 2000 Century motorhome towing a 2000 Jeep four-door was being driven by William Mohler, age 64, from Livermore, California northbound on Highway 199 approaching the intersection with Highway 46.

The motorhome failed to stop for a red traffic signal and ran into two vehicles, a 2004 BMW stopped in the right lane and a 1996 Nissan Sentra stopped in the left lane.

After impact the motorhome crossed both southbound lanes and crashed into the Pizza Pit building located at 316 S. Redwood Highway, as well as an unoccupied 2005 Subaru station wagon parked next to the building.

Mohler was critically injured and transported by Mercy Flights to Rogue Valley Medical Center from where he may be transferred by air ambulance to an unknown Portland-area hospital.

Three motorhome passengers and the Nissan's driver, Audrey Miller, age 82, from Cave Junction, were transported by American Medical Response ambulance to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass.

Two motorhome passengers received serious injuries.

The two occupants of the BMW declined medical treatment.

The are identified as driver Michael Anderson, age 56, and Claudia Anderson, age 50, from Medford.

Oregon State Police troopers from Grants Pass and Central Point work sites are investigating the crash.

Assistance at the scene provided by Josephine County Sheriff's Office, US Forest Service Law Enforcement, American Medical Response, Illinois Valley Fire Department, and Cave Junction Public Works / Road Department.




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