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

One year later, Kipp Crawford’s parents get their day in court

A flyer seen in North Portland looking for clues to Crawford’s death.(Photo © J. Maus) In the early morning hours of November 4th, 2009, Portland musician Kipp Crawford, 39, was hit and killed by two separate drunk drivers. Last night The Oregonian reported that after over a year, Crawford’s parents have finally gotten some closure … Read more

After tragic week, pedestrian advocates call for “immediate response and change”

“The sheer number of serious collisions between pedestrians and cars this past week demonstrates that our traffic safety deficit is not found in one person’s error.” — Steph Routh, Director of Willamette Pedestrian Coalition On Sunday night, two young women were struck by a car while attempting to cross the street at SE 80th and … Read more