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Man riding motorcycle collides with man riding bike on Hawthorne Bridge

Posted by on September 24th, 2011 at 11:21 am

View looking westbound on Hawthorne Bridge.

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.

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Hart Noecker
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Was it an e-bike?

Bob Koreis
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Bob Koreis

Anyone besides me see the irony in the Biketoberfest ad located below an article on impaired operation of a two wheeled vehicle.

9watts
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curious that so many charges are announced so early when I’d gotten the impression that with an automobile-pedestrian or automobile-bicyclist crash the PPB was generally reluctant to announce any but the most minor charges up front.

John Lascurettes
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Bummer that only the people not operating motorized machinery under the influence were injured. I suppose that’s the way that it usually goes with these sorts of things. Fast healing to the injured.

Nick V
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Drunk driving is very stupid. Drunk driving on a motorcycle is twice as stupid. Drunk driving on a motorcycle with a passenger is stupid to the nth degree. I hope the injured recover quickly and the motorcyclist learns his lesson.

dwainedibbly
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dwainedibbly

“Hang on honey!”
or
How Not to Impress Your Date.

I hope the injured heal quickly. I’m really glad that it wasn’t worse.

Spiffy
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Spiffy

I guess we don’t hear about motorcycle-on-bike crashes more often due to the smaller number of motorcycles out there… it also helps that they have a small footprint which may help in evasive maneuvers…

I would think that a drunk motorcycle rider would be more likely to drive than to take a cab since their vehicle is a lot easier to steal if left overnight… and it’s a lot harder to get a designated driver with a motorcycle endorsement on their license to drive you home on your motorcycle…

I never drink much if I’m out on my scooter… I’ll just take my bicycle if I’m going to make an evening of it…

of course, there’s always the option to just push it… by the time to get very far you may have sobered up… (:

Duncan
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Duncan

It is neither drinking nor motoring that is the problem, rather the combination of the two…

James Crawford
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James Crawford

Amazing how the Police can do a prompt, competent and honest investigation when they don’t have a vested interest in the outcome.

Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu

Metal Grating? Motorcycle? Anyone?

Hart Noecker
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Kevin
So A person abusing alcohol riding a bike is incapable of serious damage to a pedestrian, or themselves? I call BS. Motor vehicles don’t tend to kill people unless a person is involved. Get off your high horse.
A guy with a gun or a knife is just as dangerous when acting irresponsibly.
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I’m curious in what situation a person could enjoy a cool bucket of suds without you accusing them of alcohol abuse.

naess
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naess

this is pretty funny coming from the guy that condones vehicular (self powered of course,) operation under the influence.

Duncan
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Duncan

Spiffy
the accident was before the metal grating…
but yeah, it’s annoying to go over on a motorcycle… it’s also a bit annoying on a bicycle…

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I was wondering about this- Hawthorne is my least favorite motorcycle bridge. I have no idea why but it is squirrelier than any other grating I have ridden on.

Salmon
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Salmon

I rode past this mess on my motorcycle on my way home from work. From the looks of the motorcycle both riders are probably lucky to be alive. If he was so drunk that he rode up onto the sidewalk, the steel grates would have got him a couple of hundred more feet down the road… I hate riding over them.