BEND, OR -- A 10-year-old was seriously injured in a crash on the Bend Parkway, Thursday morning. According to police, a 33-year-old was driving northbound when his pickup crossed into the southbound lanes near Hawthorne. At about 8:40 a.m., he collided with a car driven by a 27-year-old Bend man.
The child was a passenger in that car and was flown to a Portland trauma center. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family cover medical costs. And local Dutch Bros coffee locations will donate $1 from every drink sold on Friday (April 20) to the care of recovery of the boy.
The pickup rolled on to its top after the collision, and the parkway was blocked for just over an hour to allow emergency crews to extricate the driver from the truck. He was taken to St. Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries.
Bend Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash and are looking for witnesses. Anyone who saw it happen is asked to call 541-693-6911.