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Madras Man Injured in Freak ATV Accident

MADRAS, OR -- A Madras man is struck by an ATV while traveling on Highway 26.


72-year-old Enes Smith of Madras was riding his motorcycle Eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 202 Friday morning, when an ATV fell off the flatbed of a truck traveling West and collided with him. The truck, a Ford F350, being driven by Justin Jacobs, 38, of Prairie City, was hauling the ATV. The strap holding it to the truck came loose, and the ATV fell off the truck into Smith's lane.


Smith was transported by Air Ambulance with serious injuries. Oregon State Police was assisted by the Baker County Sheriff's Office, EMS from Unity and Baker City, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. 

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