DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The daughter of a man rear ended by a log truck Tuesday, says her father was taken to Sacred Heart at RiverBend in Springfield with an unknown head injury.
Just before noon, Oregon State Police troopers say a log truck rear ended a Chevy pickup at the intersection of Highway 99 South and Highway 42.
Troopers say both vehicles were traveling westbound on Hwy 42, when the pickup was either slowed or stopped for the traffic light, when the log truck failed to stop.
OSP says that the driver of the pickup, Ron Deal, 68, of Winston, then lost consciousness.
His truck then traveled off the roadway, down a ditch and came to a stop against a fence.
Deal was taken to Mercy Hospital, and according to his daughter, taken to Sacred Heart at RiverBend in Springfield later in the afternoon.
No traffic was blocked as crews worked to clean up the scene.
Deal had his Bulldog mix named Bella in the vehicle with him. Authorities say Bella was not injured.
The 57-year-old log truck driver from Lakeside was cited for careless driving by troopers.