fatal collisions

Man hit and killed while walking on SE Cesar Chavez at Clinton

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 13th, 2021 at 3:29 pm

Looking north on SE Cesar Chavez Blvd at Clinton.

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A man has been hit and killed while walking on SE McLoughlin Blvd

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 2nd, 2021 at 3:15 pm

Yellow is direction of the driver. The star marks approximate location of collision.

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Veteran Oregon bike racer Rich Wolf killed by drunk driver in Bend

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 13th, 2021 at 8:30 am

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Portland firm will file lawsuit against aerosol makers and sellers to protect road users from ‘driving zombies’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 5th, 2021 at 8:35 am

Joleen Braasch-Berry.
(Photo courtesy Thomas Coon Newton & Frost)

Lawyers for the family of a Salem woman who was hit and killed while bicycling in October 2020 will file a lawsuit on Monday against the manufacturers of inhalants they say turn drivers into “zombies”.

Joleen “Jo” Braasch-Berry was 26-years-old and recently married when she left her job as an elementary school librarian. Braasch-Berry was riding in an unprotected, paint-only bike lane on NE Cherry Street in northeast Salem when the driver of a car failed to handle his vehicle and struck her. The man who hit her, who was arrested and charged with manslaughter and DUI, was seen on security video minutes before the crash leaving a Home Depot and inhaling a can of “CRC Duster”, a popular brand of aerosol spray used to clean computer keyboards and other types of electronic equipment. [Read more…]

Pedestrian fatality on 33rd happened near massive homeless encampment

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on July 7th, 2021 at 11:38 am

NE 33rd Drive, looking south. Portlanders live in vehicles parked on the side of the road. (Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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Person walking struck and killed by a driver on NE 33rd Drive

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on July 6th, 2021 at 2:01 pm

A person walking was struck by a car and killed on NE 33rd Drive, just west of the airport.

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Woman riding Lime e-scooter hit and killed in east Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 8th, 2021 at 1:42 pm

Crash scene. View is looking east on Sandy.
(Photo: Portland Police Bureau)

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Two weeks, two deaths, one intersection: A report from NE 82nd and Alberta

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 26th, 2021 at 1:37 pm

82nd and Alberta. A memorial for the man killed Saturday night is on the right.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Four people dead in 3 days as Portland car violence continues

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 8th, 2021 at 1:19 pm

New victims, old causes.
(Photos: PPB, Google Maps)

Joshua Stanley. Karen McClure. Douglas Rosling II.

All three died using Portland roads over the weekend. [Read more…]

Portland traffic violence victims turn to crowdfunding for help

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 27th, 2021 at 4:03 pm

Ray Chihak, Nicholas Strickler and Jaccob Riscajche.
(Photos via GoFundMe.com)

Two current GoFundMe campaigns organized by Portlanders seek donations to help victims and their families navigate the emotional, physical and financial consequences caused by automobile drivers.[Read more…]