Dangerous Left Turn Shuts Down Highway 62

Traffic stopped for over an hour while Deputies investigate a two car crash.

On Monday, June 06, 2011 at 9:04 am, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Highway 62 and Meadows Lane, Shady Cove for a two vehicle crash. Bryson E. Clark, 061886 of Medford, was turning left from Meadows Lane, when he pulled directly into oncoming traffic. Robert C. Gibson 072941, of Trail was headed north on Highway 62 when the two vehicles crashed into each other. Clark was driving a 2001 Dodge Pickup. Gibson was driving a 2003 Chevy Cavalier. Clark was cited for driving while suspended and a dangerous left turn.

The crash shut down both lanes of Highway 62 for over an hour while traffic deputies investigated and cleaned up. ODOT, Fire District #4, and Mercy Flights all assisted with the crash. Highway 62 was reopened for normal traffic at 10:25 am.

Both drivers were transported to Providence Medford Medical Center with some injuries.

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