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Oregon man injured in motorcycle crash


ENTERPRISE — A Mill City man severely injured his leg in a motorcycle wreck three miles from the Washington state line on Oregon Highway 3 Wednesday.

A call came into the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office at 5:17 p.m. with a report that several Gypsy Joker motorcyclists, driving north, had hit a guardrail at milepost 3 on the Oregon side. The injured 53-year-old man, James Edward Clayton, was the last in the line of riders and when he crashed he was pinned between the guardrail and the ground.

By the time the Wallowa County Sheriff’s deputies arrived, Clayton had been freed from the guardrail by other motorcyclists. Enterprise Fire Chief Paul Karvosky said a Life Flight helicopter landed three-quarters of a mile from the scene. Clayton was transported from the accident site by Lewiston, Idaho, ambulance to the helicopter.

Besides the mostly severed leg, Clayton had numerous scrapes and cuts on his legs and arms, according to a Wallowa County Sheriff’s report. Enterprise Fire, Wallowa County Emergency Services and other emergency units tended to the victim before he was flown to a Lewiston hospital.

Karvosky said Life Flight from Lewiston had only a nine-minute flight each way and Clayton was flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The sheriff’s report said Clayton’s injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Also dispatched due to the proximity to the Washington border were the Asotin County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Office, Asotin County medics, Lewiston medics and Washington State Police.

The Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident and took a report of the incident. It appears, according to statements and skid marks, that Clayton was driving too fast on the curve of the highway and lost control.

Contact Katy Nesbitt at 541-786-4235 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Follow Katy on Twitter @lgoNesbitt.

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