Driver faulted in Ashland crash

The driver of a Honda Accord that struck a bicyclist in Ashland Friday night, sending him to the hospital with serious head injuries, was at fault in the crash, police said today.

Ashland resident Luke William Lindquist, 20, was cited for making an unsafe turn, Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness said.

Police initially misidentified the driver as Ashland resident Alexander Boaz, 18. Boaz was a witness to the crash but was not the driver of the Honda Accord, police said.

The victim, Jeffrey Terr of Las Vegas, N.M., has been released from intensive care at Providence Medford Medical Center, where he was treated for a fractured skull and intracranial bleeding, said Sgt. Bob Smith with the Ashland Police Department.

Terr was riding his bike near the intersection of Siskiyou Boulevard and Normal Avenue at 10:34 p.m. Friday when he was struck by the car.

The Honda had been traveling east on Siskiyou Boulevard, according to the report. As the car turned northbound onto Normal Avenue, it struck Terr, Smith said. Terr was thrown onto the windshield of the car and then onto the ground where he suffered head injuries, he said.

Alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the crash, police said.

Terr appeared to have had proper illumination on his bike, Smith said. The police report did not indicate whether Terr was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, he said.

—Hannah Guzik

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