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Car injures two on motorcycle.



Byline: The Register-Guard

Two people were seriously injured Saturday when a car crossed the center line and struck a motorcycle on West 11th Avenue in Eugene, police said.

Michael Rhodes, 51, and Kimberly Edman, whose age was not available Saturday, were on the motorcycle headed west toward the coast, Eugene police said. As they approached the intersection with Green Hill Road about 10 a.m., a dark green Dodge Neon The Neon was a compact front wheel drive car introduced in January of 1994 for the 1995 model year by Chrysler Corporation's Dodge and Plymouth brands. It was branded as a Chrysler model in Mexico, Japan, and European export markets, as well as briefly in Canada.  heading east crossed the center line and struck the motorcycle, police said.

Rhodes was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center Sacred Heart Medical Center may refer to:

In the United States:
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center — Eugene, Oregon
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center — Spokane, Washington
See also
  • Sacred Heart Hospital (disambiguation)
. He was later transported to Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland, where he remained in critical condition Saturday night.

Edman remained at Sacred Heart The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus' physical heart as the representation of the divine love for humanity

This devotion is predominantly used in the Roman Catholic Church and also used in the Anglican Church.
 in serious condition. They were both wearing helmets, police said. The driver of the Neon, Joseph Church-Fletchall, 22, of Florence, was not injured, police said.

Investigators believe Church-Fletchall fell asleep at the wheel after working a graveyard shift graveyard shift
n.
1. A work shift that runs during the early morning hours, as from midnight to 8 a.m.

2. The workers on such a shift.

Noun 1.
 in Florence. He was driving to an appointment in Eugene at the time of the crash, police said.

Traffic was diverted from West 11th Avenue while the crash was investigated. The roadway was reopened about 4 p.m., police said.

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410, traveling from Florence to Eugene on Highway 126 is asked to call officer Jeff Glemser at 562-5154, ext. 1167.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 19, 2002
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