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GP Man Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash Arrested on Statewide Felony Warrant

A Grants Pass man who was injured yesterday when his motorized bicycle was struck by a vehicle was later arrested on a statewide felony warrant.

Grants Pass Police and emergency personnel responded to the two-vehicle crash in the 1400-block of NW 6th Street on Monday at 3:35 p.m..

Police said a 44-year-old man was operating an eBike on 6th Street when he was struck by a large white truck driven by another man. A witness at an automobile dealership reported the bike rider was standing and walking, but he was holding his head. It was not disclosed whether he was wearing a helmet.

During the crash investigation, officers discovered that the man was wanted on an Oregon State warrant for Parole Violation stemming from an assault conviction. He was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center for an evaluation and -- after being cleared by doctors -- he was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on a no-bail detainer.

Following the investigation, the truck driver was cited for Careless Driving.
Posted on 6/11/24 11:30AM by Sam Marsh