KVAL TV News: Residents concerned about safety along Hwy 126W
Single vehicle accident today between mileposts 10 and 12 involving a white van. Numerous emergency vehicles on scene. The van was westbound, left the roadway and went over the embankment. The one person in the van was reportedly taken to the hospital by EMT’s. Road conditions and visibility were good at the time. Yet another […]
This accident occurred at about 7:30 am on the morning of Sept. 1 2019. The weather conditions were good and there was little to no other traffic on the road at the time of the accident. The vehicle was traveling west bound on Highway 126 at mp 19 when it crossed the fog line and went off […]
The McKenzie Highway (OR 126) is a member of the National Network Highway System. That means it can be used by commercial trucking companies for the transportation of freight. At the same time various sections of OR 126 are also designated as a scenic highway or a bikeway. Eighteen wheelers have to share the road with bicycles. […]
According to an ODOT spokesperson a woman driving a van traveling eastbound at about 9PM on December the 14th near MP 16 crossed over the fog line, drove down a steep embankment, and rolled her vehicle until it came to a complete stop. The car was completely totaled and the driver was transported to Riverbend Hospital for her injuries. Her dog was so badly injured […]
Highway 126 was temporarily closed after a strong wind knocked down a power line and left it lying across the road. EWEB reopened the highway shortly afterwards at around 4 PM.
While driving home on the night of November 16th a large buck heading for the McKenzie River ran across the Hwy and right into the side of my truck…It seemed like he came out of nowhere. I barely saw the rack on his head before he slammed into my truck. I turned the wheel to the right just enough […]
The McKenzie Hwy is Oregon’s most dangerous highway. There have been over 9,000 accidents in the past 23 years. There have also been over 7,000 people injured and over 200 people killed. Why are there are no fog line reflectors or rumble strips along the highway and only a handful of life saving guard rails? Is it because our State Senator Floyd […]