Paterson man seriously injured in Hermiston collision

June 23, 2013 

— A Paterson man was seriously injured in a collision at an intersection along Highway 207 near Hermiston Saturday night.

A Ford pickup driven by Wesley Young of Hermiston was traveling southbound on Highway 207 at about 8:30 p.m. when it collided with a Honda four-door driven by Manuel Ramirez of Paterson at the North Ott Road intersection, according to Oregon State Police.

Oregon State Police Sgt. Seth Cooney said in a statement that it appears that Ramirez, who was traveling on North Ott Road, did not remain stopped at the stop sign and pulled out in front of the Young’s pickup.

The pickup then ran into the Honda's driver door, Cooney said.

Ramirez was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston and later was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, officials said. Hospital officials said Sunday that Ramirez remains in serious condition.

Young was uninjured, officials said.

Both men were using seat belts, and speed was not a contributing factor in the collision, officials said. Ages of the two men were not available.

Oregon State Police troopers still are investigating the incident. Hermiston Fire & Emergency Services and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.

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