3-year-old recovering after car accident in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A three-year-old boy was transported to Portland with serious injuries after a car crash in Grants Pass.

Oregon State Police say a car rolled over on Highway 199 near milepost 6 Saturday morning. OSP says early investigations show 60-year-old James Newton drove the car off the road, and hit a tree. Newton was brought to Three Rivers Community Hospital for injuries. Newton’s grandson R.J. had to be transported to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

R.J.’s aunt, Heather Norris, set up a gofundme to help the family with the piling medical bills  According to the gofundme page, R.J. is doing better now, but will be kept at the hospital for at least a few days to recover. The gofundme page has raised about 15% of its fundraising goal.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/prayers-for-rj

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Anna Weeks is the anchor of NBC5 News at 5 and 11 and Your Place @7 with Anna Weeks. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Originally from the Portland area, Anna loves exploring Southern Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and watching sports.
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