Rainy Weather Driving Tips

Date: September 30, 2009 “Expect rain, overcast skies through the weekend,” reads the headline of a September 30, 2009, article in The Oregonian. Locals may be so used to similar weather predictions that the standard reaction might be, “More rain? What else is new?” But a late-September downpour demonstrated that rain can cause serious traffic […]

Family Members Sought after Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Date: September 25, 2009 Location: U.S. Highway 20 east of Bend Names: Michael William Cleary In a press release, the Oregon State Police have requested the public’s help in locating the family of Michael William Cleary, a 61-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Bend. The accident occurred around 12:30 AM, September […]

Motorcycle Crash Kills Eagle Point Man

Date: September 25, 2009 Location: U.S. 199, north of Grants Pass Names: Harrel Eugene Neal An Eagle Point motorcyclist died about 2:20 PM on September 25, 2009, after his motorcycle swerved onto the shoulder of U.S. 199 near Grants Pass, hitting a guardrail. Harrel Eugene Neal, 51, was thrown off his 2005 Honda motorcycle, Oregon […]

Girl Traumatized after Being Dragged by Bus

Date: September 24, 2009 Location: Sherwood, Oregon Names: Withheld A 5-year-old Sherwood, Oregon, girl who was dragged about 30 feet by a school bus has returned to her kindergarten class at J. Clyde Hopkins Elementary School, but her father says she will be haunted by the experience for the rest of her life. The child, […]

Speed Reportedly a Factor in Motorcyclist’s Death

Date: September 24, 2009 Location: NE 148th Avenue near Glisan Street, Portland Name: Curtis Rhodes OregonLive.com reported that Curtis Rhodes, 42, of Portland, died September 24, 2009, after a single-vehicle crash in Northeast Portland. The accident occurred around 11 AM when Rhodes lost control of his motorcycle. No one else was injured.

Portland Traffic Captain, Wife, Critically Injured in Crash

Portland Traffic Captain, Wife, Critically Injured in Crash

Date: September 21, 2009 Names: Eric Hendricks, Nadine “Nikki” Hendricks, Jeffrey Lidgett, Justin Aldrich Location: Highway 30 near Rainier (Photo: Oregon State Police) (Photo: OregonLive.com) The Portland Police Bureau is reeling after a three-car crash Monday, September 21, 2009, left Traffic Division Captain Eric Hendricks, 54, and his wife, Nadine (“Nikki”), 52, in critical condition. […]

Man Arrested for Drunk Driving Had Record

Date: September 21, 2009 Location: 26745 SW Farmington Road, Hillsboro, Oregon Names: Andrew Johnston According to OregonLive.com, 25-year-old Andrew Johnston, of Forest Grove, was arrested September 21, 2009, for driving while drunk in an accident in which, fortunately, nobody was seriously injured. But it wasn’t the first time he had been charged. Johnston had at […]

Canadian Bicyclist Killed after Falling into Traffic

Date: September 20, 2009 Location: U.S. Highway 101 near Northeast 10th Street, Lincoln City, Oregon Names: Kit Yang Charlene Pun, Doral E. Bray Type: Bicycle-Car Accident A Calgary, Alberta, woman was killed around 6 PM, September 20, 2009, when she fell off her bicycle on Highway 101 in Lincoln City and was struck by a […]