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Motorcyclists Seriously injured in Crash on Highway 242 near Viewpoint

A driver was cited for Dangerous Left Turn.

Helicopter landing on Highway 242
Photos of crash scene: Oregon State Police

(VENETA, Ore.) - Police say a Bend-area couple was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle they were riding on crashed into the side of a passenger vehicle that turned in front of them on Highway 242 about three miles west of the viewpoint.

It is reported that Sunday at approximately 4:00 p.m. a 1999 Subaru Legacy driven by 61-year William F. Foster of Veneta, was westbound on Highway 242 near milepost 76 when it attempted to turn left toward a highway turnout.

Investigators say the Subaru turned directly into the path of an eastbound 2004 Honda motorcycle operated by 52-year old Rodney Earl Kentner of Bend.

Rodney Kentner and his passenger/wife, 47-year old Jeanne T. Kenter, were both thrown from the bike and seriously injured. They were wearing protective helmets.

Both were transported by AirLife to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Foster was not injured. He was using safety restraints. Oregon State Police troopers from the Bend Area Command office are completing the investigation.

Foster was cited for Dangerous Left Turn.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by Sisters Fire Department and ODOT. The highway was closed about 1 hour 45 minutes.

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Someone Concerned August 19, 2009 12:27 am (Pacific time)

I hope that this guy gets what he deserves. Honestly how do you think you have room when you know they are going to hit you? I hope he gets his lisence revocted and pays for what he has done! And for any family or friends to the couple injured you are in our prayers.

Family August 19, 2009 12:29 am (Pacific time)

The couple who was hit are my parents. I was hoping that anyone out there who reads this can say a small prayier for them. Thank you

Mike H. August 17, 2009 10:03 pm (Pacific time)

Is there not an age where people should not be driving? It seems all motor vehicle accidents are caused by elderly people at fault. Just speculating.

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