A Forest Service worker ended up in St. Anthony Hospital Thursday after she flipped her Jeep at Battle Mountain Pass on Highway 395.
Pendleton Ambulance brought Darline Robison, 58, of Hermiston to the hospital where she was treated in the emergency department and admitted, said hospital spokesman Larry Blanc. As of Thursday afternoon her condition was stable.
Joani Bosworth, public information officer with the Umatilla National Forest, said Robison was on official business when the wreck happened. Robison is a hydrology technician with the Forest Service and usually works at the Pendleton supervisors' office lab on Byers Avenue.
Neither Bosworth nor Oregon State Police Lt. Greg Sherman knew if Robison was headed north or south on the highway when she crashed.
OSP responded to the wreck at 8:20 a.m., Sherman said. According to the first report filed Thursday afternoon Sherman believed the wreck happened something like this: Robison was driving down the road when she caught something out of the corner of her eye. Thinking it was an animal approaching the road, she swerved and went over the shoulder a bit. She then overcorrected and ended up driving off the highway and rolling the 2004 Jeep.
Sherman said OSP, Pendleton Ambulance and Forest Service personnel responded.