Friends remember crash victim Bret Lewis

An “unconventional” family unit.Lisa Padur, Arlen Witter, and Bret Lewis.(Photo: Friends of Bret Lewis) Bret Lewis, the man who was hit and killed while attempting to cross Tualatin Valley Highway one week ago today, left behind a community of friends in Beaverton. Bret was an Oregon native, who spent most of his life in Beaverton. … Read more

What if Bret Lewis was crossing Tualatin-Valley Highway?

New analysis of the crash that claimed the life of 47-year old Beaverton resident Bret Lewis last Saturday reveals that — contrary to what was reported initially by the Beaverton Police Department and subsequently covered by several local media outlets (including this one) — it’s very possible that Lewis was crossing Tualatin Valley (TV) Highway … 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

Vigil for Bret Lewis to be held Friday in Beaverton

Intersection of TV Hwy and SW Tualaway Ave.(Photo: Jim Parsons) Community members plan to hold a vigil for Bret Lewis*, the man who was hit and killed while bicycling on Tualatin-Valley Highway in Beaverton on Saturday. The event is being planned by local citizen advocate (and 2011 BTA Alice Award nominee) Jim Parsons along with … Read more