Woman cited after crash on Highway 34

Woman cited after crash on Highway 34
Photo from Oregon State Police.

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Police said they cited a woman Friday afternoon after she turned onto Highway 34 in front of a motorcycle, sending it's rider to the hospital.

The crash happened at around 4 p.m. Friday when Louisa Caran, 53, of Corvallis, made a left turn in her 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit onto Highway 34 from Freeman Road, state police said.

Troopers at the scene reported that after Caran stopped at a stop sign, she pulled out  onto Hwy 34 directly in front of an eastbound Harley Davidson driven by Christine Ruck, 54, of Lebanon.

Ruck was thrown from the motorcycle after hitting the left-rear side of Caran's Volkswagen.

Emergency crews took Ruck, who was wearing a helmet, to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Caran was also taken to Good Samaritan where she was treated and released.

Police later cited Caran for failure to obey a traffic control device. The crash blocked part of the highway for about an hour while officials worked the scene.