Five Car Pileup Near Crater Lake Highway

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MEDFORD, Ore. — A five-car pileup sends several people to the hospital and stops traffic at a busy intersection on Friday afternoon.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Department of Transportation eventually cleaned up the crash that happened around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 62 and Vilas Road.

The driver at the front of the line says she lucked out, but others weren’t so lucky.

“The light was green, but the traffic wasn’t moving, so we were stopped kind of waiting our turn, and ‘BOOM’, and everybody collided into each other,” Lishia Daniels recalled, who was involved in crash.

Witnesses say a few people were taken to the hospital, but they don’t believe the injuries are serious.