A Redmond woman sustained serious injuries in a Christmas evening crash south of Redmond, according to a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Salena Wilson was driving on SW Canal Boulevard near the intersection with SW 61st Street around 7:10 p.m. when her 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee left the road and traveled off the right shoulder, officials said. The vehicle then struck a fence and collided head-on with a tree, officials said.
A person driving in the area immediately after the crash noticed Wilson had gotten out of the vehicle and crawled up the shoulder to the road, and stayed to protect Wilson until emergency workers arrived, officials said.
Wilson was taken to St. Charles Bend with injuries considered serious but not life threatening, officials said. An investigation to determine the cause of the crash is ongoing.
It was at least the second injury crash south of Redmond on Christmas Day, According to the sheriff’s office, some members of a family involved in a rollover crash around 9:17 a.m. on Deschutes Market Road suffered minor injuries.
Marion Ringo, 45, lost control of his 2004 Ford Freestar van while driving south on icy Deschutes Market near the intersection with Morrill Road, officials said. The van rolled 30 feet down an embankment where officers found it.
Marion Ringo and Ruby Ringo, 38, were wearing seatbelt, while their three children under 10 were in car seats, officials said. Marion Ringo had a small laceration on his forehead, Ruby Ringo, who was holding her three children to keep them warm, had a swollen knee and one child had an minor face abrasion, officials said. All were treated on the scene by Bend Fire medics.
Family members arrived on the scene to transport those involved in the crash, while deputies gathered Christmas presents that scattered in the crash and delivered them for Christmas celebrations, officials said.