Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 24th, 2011 at 11:21 am
The Portland Police Bureau are reporting that a collision occurred last night on the Hawthorne Bridge.
32-year-old Mark Landers was operating a motorcycle (with passenger Jocelyn Shirley) and was headed westbound when he lost control and struck the curb just before the start of the bridge. His motorcycle then jumped the curb and skidded onto the bike path, striking 21-year-old Ian Trout who was riding his bike westbound.
Trout and the passenger on the motorcycle were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Landers has been charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, two counts of Assault in the Third Degree (for his passenger and for Trout), Reckless Driving, and two counts of Reckless Endangerment. According to PPB Public Information Officer Robert King, the Assault charge is based on "recklessly causing serious physical injury to another person."
I'll have more details on this story once a full statement is released by the PPB.