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Three people were injured in a one-vehicle accident on Sunday at 5:35 p.m. on Canyon Road, nearly nine miles east of Bingen.

According to the report, Royce M. Osburn, 38, Longview, was driving his 1985 Nissan pickup southbound on Canyon Road. The vehicle rounded the corner, traveling into the northbound lane. The driver attempted to correct his actions, crossed the southbound lane. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility/telephone pole, overturned and ejected a passenger from the bed of the pickup.

Osburn suffered minor injuries and was transported to Skyline Hospital.

Dustin E. Lawrence, 18, Lyle, a passenger in the vehicle, suffered a broken collar bone and was transported to Mid Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.

Jessie J. Lawrence, 16, Lyle, also a passenger in the vehicle, suffered minor head injury and was also transported to Mid Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.

Osburn was arrested at the scene by a Klickitat County Sheriff's Office deputy and booked into jail for vehicular assault, once cleared by Skyline Hospital.

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on SR 97 at milepost 2, 12 miles south of Goldendale.

The accident occurred on Aug. 11 at 11:02 p.m.

According to the report, a 2004 Chevrolet driven by Timothy D. Reiff, 20, Walla Walla, and a 2000 Harley Davidson driven by Michael F. Niday, 50, Goldendale, were both northbound on SR 17. The Chevrolet attempted to signal to turn left with defective equipment. The car turned left just as the motorcycle attempted to pass it on the left in the southbound lane.

To avoid a collision, Niday layed his bike down in the northbound lane, blocking the lane.

Niday suffered broken bones and lacerations and was transported to Mid Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.

Dianna K. Niday, 48, Goldendale, a passenger on the Harley, suffered bruises and soreness and was also transported to MCMC in The Dalles.

Reiff and passengers Anthony J. Smith, 18, College Place, and Geoffrey C. Phillip, 17, Moscow, Idaho, were not injured in the accident.

Reiff was cited for defective equipment and Niday was cited for DUI.

Minor injuries were reported when three vehicles collided on SR 14 at its intersection with SR 141A.

The accident occurred on Friday, Aug. 11, at approximately 2:29 p.m.

According to the report, Cheryl J. Perry, 42, Stevenson, was driving a 1979 Ford dump truck eastbound on SR 14, approaching SR 141A. A 2002 Subaru Impreza driven by Steve C. Morasch, 39, Vancouver, was stopped at the intersection to make a left turn north on the alternate. A 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Miguel L. Guerra, 26, Vancouver, was stopped behind the Subaru in the eastbound lane. The dump truck was unable to stop in time, striking the Chevrolet in the rear and pushing it into the Subaru.

The roadway was blocked for approximately 1.5 hours.

The only injury was reported by Roberta L. Guerra, 54, Vancouver, who was a passenger in the Chevrolet. She suffered neck and back soreness and a gash on the foot. She was transported to Skyline Hospital.

Perry was cited for negligent driving.


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