Bicyclist airlifted to Sacred Heart after crash in Moses Lake

Bicyclist airlifted to Sacred Heart after crash in Moses Lake

Bicyclist airlifted to Sacred Heart after crash in Moses Lake

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Updated Sunday, May 25 at 6:12 PM

MOSES LAKE, Wash.—Medstar airlifted a Utah woman to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after she collided with a truck and being thrown from her bike Friday east of Moses Lake.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Caramea Oliphant, 26, was in serious condition, but stable on Sunday. Sheriff Tom Jones said her helmet most likely saved  her life.

The mirror on an Isuzu Box Truck traveling alongside Oliphant on Road 3 NE struck her, throwing her from her bicycle according to police.  Police said the driver was Karl Hersey, 53, of Moses Lake. Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be a contributing factor to the wreck according to police.

Officials at the sheriff’s office said Oliphant was taken to Samaritan Hospital before being airlifted to Sacred Heart. She sustained internal and head injuries according law enforcement.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office Motor Traffic Unit launched an investigation.

 

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