Shady Cove Principal injured

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.

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