Motorcycle Crash Injures Two

Lights from first responder vehicles light up the scene of a crash site. Photo by Chelly Bouferrache

Lebanon Fire District (LFD) responded to a call of a motor vehicle collision at 9:13 p.m. in the 30100 block of Santiam Highway on Sunday, May 12. Upon arriving on scene at 9:22 p.m., crews assessed that it was a motor vehicle crash with injuries involving three motorcycles. The southbound lanes of Highway 20 were closed by emergency service personnel and assisting agencies including Linn County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police.

“One patient was transported to Lebanon Community Hospital,” LFD Division Chief of Operations John Tacy said. “One patient was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.”

According to a log entry from OSP, a trooper determined a black Yamaha attempted to make a u-turn from eastbound to westbound on Highway 20. After the attempt, the male rider was struck by another rider.

According to OSP, drivers involved were Anthony Lee Bryant, 34, of Sweet Home, and Shawn Lezane Dawson, 60, of Salem.

It’s believed the Yamaha driver was Dawson, who was taken to Lebanon Community Hospital with an arm injury, and Bryant was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with a serious leg injury. Both motorcycles were towed due to damage.