UPDATE: Motorcyclist critically injured after collision north of Brush Prairie

Battle Ground man flown to hospital by Life Flight helicopter

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: May 19, 2011, 10:52 PM

 

A motorcyclist was flown to a hospital by Life Flight helicopter after sustaining life-threatening injuries Thursday evening in a collision with a car in the 10400 block of Northeast 199th Street, in the Meadow Glade area north of Brush Prairie.

The rider was Lewis Hoeflein, 56, of Battle Ground, said Detective Jim Payne with the Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit.

The Columbian called several area hospitals and so far has been unable to find where Hoeflein was taken, or his condition.

The rider suffered multiple injuries in the 6 p.m. crash, said Battalion Chief Brett Graham with Clark County Fire & Rescue. The rider wore a helmet.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and was taken to a hospital by AMR Northwest ambulance paramedics, Graham said.

It appeared that one vehicle had been westbound and the other eastbound, but how they collided is under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Graham said.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.