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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

December 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Officer pulls over distracted driver; gets hit by driver on cellphone

The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say a Eugene motorcycle officer who had pulled over a driver for texting was hit from behind by another driver who also may have been texting while driving.

Police say 41-year-old Barry Rager was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.

Lt. Doug Mozan told The Register-Guard Rager is in stable condition and is expected to be OK.

Rager had made a distracted driving stop on Interstate 105 Tuesday morning when he was hit by a van and knocked off his motorcycle. Mozan says the driver of the van was using a cellphone at the time of the accident.

 

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