Elk-Trail and Shady Cove Schools Principal Tiffany O’Donnell was injured in an accident on Monday, Sept. 13, at about 4:23 p.m.
O’Donnell was returning to Shady Cove from Elk Trail on her motorcycle. At the intersection of Elk Creek Road and Highway 62, as O’Donnell was traveling west on Hwy. 62, a 1999 Nissan Frontier Pickup operated by Caroline M Whitacre, 68, of Prospect, attempted a U turn across the highway, striking the motorcycle on the right side.
According to Oregon State Police Whitacre was cited for an illegal U turn.
O’Donnell was transported to Rogue Valley Medical Center and then to OHSU in Portland. She had several injuries including a badly broken leg and was in surgery for five hours.