in City Hall three weeks after losing his leg in
a traffic collision.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office announced today that they will not pursue criminal charges in the case of Alistair Corkett, the man whose leg was severed in a traffic collision at SE 26th and Powell back in May.
In a seven-page memo, Senior Deputy District Attorney Glen Banfield explains that the man driving the 1988 Dodge Pickup that collided with Corkett might have been careless or even negligent, but his actions do not rise to the legal threshold necessary for a finding of criminal negligence.
According to the DA’s office and the Portland Police Bureau’s investigation, here are some facts in the case: