Yesterday I posted some unconfirmed information about safety improvements coming to the intersection of West Union and Helvetia Roads in Washington County. This intersection recently claimed the life of a cyclist and has been a notorious place for close calls.
[UPDATE: Improvements have been confirmed. Read this post for all the details.] [Intersection of WestUnion and Helvetia Rd.] OregonLive bike blogger and Washington County resident Peter LaPorte says Washington County is finally planning to add safety improvements to the intersection of West Union and Helvetia Roads. This is the intersection where Mike Kalan was killed … Read more
[Who would have thought?] Last Friday in Beaverton, just across the street from a Share the Road demonstration, there was a strange car/bike crash that I still can’t figure out. When I first saw the scene, it looked pretty simple. An older lady sat flustered in her big Town Car while an adrenaline-pumped cyclist gathered … Read more
[The media helped us spread the word.] Concerned citizens from Portland and Beaverton came together last Friday for a traffic safety awareness action. The event took place just a few yards from the intersection where Mike Wilberding was killed on August 1st. Mike’s death sparked heated emotions from many people in the community who were … Read more
[John Carothers has beencharged with a felony.] A press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department credits “leads provided by citizens” in helping them locate the truck and boat trailer of Newberg resident John Carothers (right). Carothers—the man behind a hit and run on Highway 219 last Saturday—has been charged with a felony for fleeing … Read more
Breaking news in last Saturday’s hit-and-run out on Highway 219. Washington County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 37 year-old John Carothers. According to reports, Carothers willingly turned himself in. Carothers sent cyclist, surgeon and mother of triplets Cindy Sharp to the hospital with serious arm injuries after running her off the road last week a little … Read more
[Intersection of SW 5th and Washington]Photo: Susan Otcenas Citizen activists mobilzed by the death of cyclist Mike Wilberding on August 1st have channeled their emotions into a traffic safety awareness action. The event will be held on September 1st from 4-6pm at SW 5th and Washington Streets in Beaverton (the intersection where the crash occured). … Read more