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Fatality on Highway 101 when logging truck, bike collide – Updated

Photo from the scene.(Photo: Oregon State Police) Just before noon today, 81 year old Dale Beacock of Vancouver, Washington died while bicycling on Highway 101 north of Garibaldi. Beacock collided with a logging truck. According to the Oregon State Police, the crash happened around 11:50 am. A truck pulling a loaded log trailer struck Beacock … Read more

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Man dies in bike/truck crash on West Union near North Plains – Updated

(Photo: Wash. Co. Sheriff) A crash between a someone operating a pick-up truck and three people riding bikes on a rural road in Washington County resulted in life-threatening injuries. The crash happened at about 9:00 pm on Wednesday night. According to news reports, the collision took place on NW West Union Road about 1/2 mile … Read more

Guest Article: Karl Moritz tells his story; from crash to recovery

Publisher’s note: Back in July 2010, southeast Portland resident Karl Moritz suffered a harrowing crash while riding through Ladd’s Addition. It remains unclear what happened in the seconds before Karl collided head-on with a car traveling in the opposition direction; but what is clear is that the crash changed his life forever. Karl sustained many … Read more

Beaverton fatality follow-up: A conversation with police spokesman

“Given the circumstances, it seems like issuing a citation would probably not stand up in court. Any person could go in and say, ‘It’s dark, rainy, there’s this little red light in the road’. I think any judge would toss that citation out’.”— Det. Sgt. Jim Shumway, Beaverton Police Department The community is trying to … Read more