Facing a $1.78 million lawsuit in the wrongful death case of Kathryn Rickson, trucking company Golden State Foods Corp., opts for a settlement.
On Wednesday, a Portland jury will hear closing arguments in the wrongful death civil trial of Kathryn Rickson, the woman who died as the result of a traffic collision at SW 3rd and Madison in May of 2012.
Ryan Gaughan at Rickson’s ghost bike on May 18th, 2012.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) This coming Thursday will mark one year since the tragic death of 28 year-old Kathryn Rickson. On the night of May 16th, Rickson was riding downhill on SW Madison Ave just one block from City Hall when a man driving a large … Read more
BTA: “It’s time to act.” With the DA’s decision today to not pursue criminal charges against the man operating the truck in the collision that claimed the life of Kathryn Rickson, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance says, “It’s time to act.” In a blog post this afternoon, the BTA is renewing a push for a list … Read more
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office released a memo (PDF) today on their investigation into the death of Kathryn Rickson. They have determined that the state cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the man driving the semi-trailer truck, Dawayne Eacret, could have seen Rickson prior to the collision at SW … Read more
Former chair of the Portland Freight Committee, Corky Collier.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Not surprisingly, the death of Kathryn Rickson while she rode in a bike lane just one block from Portland City Hall has got a lot of people talking. Apart from the grieving we do as a community when something like this happens, many … Read more
A photo of Kathryn at a makeshift memorial on the corner of SW 3rd and Madison.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Friends of Kathryn Rickson, the young woman who was killed while bicycling on SW 3rd and Madison last week, have launched a fundraising effort. One of Kathryn’s friends got in touch with me to share that … Read more
The BTA wants to make guards like these (installed on Water Bureau trucks in 2008 in response to a fatal collision) mandatory.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland With the death of Kathryn Rickson still fresh on the minds of many (the community will gather at the intersection tonight at 5:30 pm), there is already a strong chorus … Read more
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland Mayor Sam Adams just issued a statement about last night’s fatal collision on SW 3rd and Madison. Adams’ office has posted the statement on his blog, under the headline: Statement from Mayor Sam Adams on Bicycle Accident at SW 3rd and Madison. Here it is: Last night, a terrible tragedy … Read more
Kathryn Rickson on May 3rd.(Photo: Facebook profile) Tomorrow night the community will gather at the corner of SW 3rd and Madison in downtown Portland to remember Kathyrn Rickson. Kathryn is the 28-year-old Southeast Portland resident who died late last night from injuries sustained in a collision with a truck while bicycling through that intersection. Every … Read more
Emergency crews at work.(Photo: JoniPhoto.com) The Portland Police Bureau have just released information about a very serious collision that happened downtown less than one hour ago. It occurred at the intersection of SW 3rd and Madison at around 8:30 pm tonight. Police say it appears that the woman — now identified as 28-year-old Kathryn Leah … Read more