How Karl Moritz uses bikes to recover from a traumatic brain injury
Five years on, bikes provide a creative outlet and he’s discovered track riding.
Guest Article: Karl Moritz on the thrill of a century
Karl Moritz is back on the bike.(Photos courtesy Karl Moritz) [Back in June 2010, southeast Portland resident Karl Moritz was involved in a horrific crash while biking on SE Ladd Ave that left him in a coma for three weeks. We’ve shared his recovery since then and posted an update — in his own words … Read more
Guest Article: Karl Moritz tells his story; from crash to recovery
Publisher’s note: Back in July 2010, southeast Portland resident Karl Moritz suffered a harrowing crash while riding through Ladd’s Addition. It remains unclear what happened in the seconds before Karl collided head-on with a car traveling in the opposition direction; but what is clear is that the crash changed his life forever. Karl sustained many … Read more
Update on Karl Moritz: Making progress, but many unknowns
Several readers have emailed and posted in the Forums wondering how Karl Moritz is doing. Karl is the man who crashed his bike near Ladds Circle back in June. When he collided with a car traveling in the opposite direction, the impact resulted in a serious brain injury that left him in a coma.
Update on Karl Moritz: Family prepares for future, asks for support
Karl Moritz(Photo courtesy Moritz Family) It’s been just over two weeks since a crash on SE Ladd Avenue sent Portland resident Karl Moritz to the hospital with multiple fractures and a serious brain injury. Days later he clung to life in a coma as his family tried to piece together what might have happened and … Read more
Karl Moritz clings to life following crash on SE Ladd
Karl Moritz, seen here with his three sons, is in a coma at OHSU hospital following a crash Tuesday night.(Photos: Moritz family)
Serious injury crash near Ladds Circle (photos) – Updated
There was a serious injury crash just north of Ladds Circle yesterday during the evening commute. At about 5:15, I started getting reports from witnesses about someone on a bike that was being tended to by emergency medical personnel. Here are photos taken at the scene by reader Robby Russell: