fatal collisions

Remembering Dan Gebhart, who found community via cycling in Portland

Avatar by on October 5th, 2020 at 12:37 pm

Dan Gebhart and his Sunday Parkways volunteer shirt at Peninsula Park. Dan died in a cycling crash on September 22nd.
(Photo courtesy Cathy Bickerton)

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An innocent man on the sidewalk died because two drivers collided on East Burnside

Avatar by on September 15th, 2020 at 3:13 pm

Intersection of 18th and Burnside where two drivers collided. One of their cars slid onto the sidewalk of The East Burn in the upper left.

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Man hit while bicycling on I-205 path remembered by friends

Avatar by on September 8th, 2020 at 4:19 pm

Martin Weiner. One of his friends said, “This last season he was really loving his cycling as an outlet from virus confinement, making regular rides out the Springwater to Gresham.”
(Photo courtesy Davis Te Selle)


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PPB: Driver kills person with their car at NE Couch and 9th

Avatar by on September 4th, 2020 at 9:23 am

Looking west on NE Couch toward 9th.

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Police search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash on SW Barbur

Avatar by on June 5th, 2020 at 11:24 am

Photos from the scene by Eric Wilhelm show PPB Major Crash Team investigation markings on the northwest corner of SW Barbur and Capitol Hill Road.[Read more…]

Person killed by drunk driver on SW Barbur Boulevard

Avatar by on March 17th, 2020 at 8:13 am

PPB says it happened “in the area” of SW Barbur and Parkhill.

Portland Police have issued a statement on a fatal collision that happened early this morning on Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

According to the PPB, it happened just after midnight near the intersection of Barbur and SW Parkhill Drive. This is three miles south of Portland City Hall and just north of the Vermont viaduct.

Officers responded to what they thought was single car collision, but when the arrived they were contacted by the driver of the car, 30-year-old Ivan Cam. Cam told officers he thought he hit someone who was walking. Upon further investigation, the officers found a body lying in the street. [Read more…]

Two people were killed in traffic collisions over the weekend

Avatar by on March 2nd, 2020 at 11:30 am

Powell is an ODOT-owned arterial.

Portland Police responded to two fatal collisions Saturday night within about three hours of each other. The deaths push Portland’s yearly total to 10, that’s twice as many as we had last year at this time.[Read more…]

Fatal collision in Goose Hollow a tragic result of decisions and design

Avatar by on February 21st, 2020 at 12:40 pm

The large wall seen from southbound SW Vista as it approaches Park. The truck driver was headed toward the intersection with that red car in the background.

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Man riding a bicycle dies after collision with a truck driver in Goose Hollow

Avatar by on February 18th, 2020 at 9:07 am

Looking southbound on SW Vista at SW Park (direction truck driver was traveling).

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This morning’s death on TV Highway underscores need for reform, investment

Avatar by on January 14th, 2020 at 2:56 pm

Another dangerous ODOT highway that runs through our cities. Another tragic consequence.
(Photo: Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

Policymaking can often feel far-removed from our everyday lives. Then there are times when we can connect current policy debates with matters of life-and-death with a short, straight line. This is one of those times.[Read more…]