Motorcycle-Truck Crash Seriously Injures Alaska Man

Date: October 6, 2009 Location: S Partlow Road & S Central Point Road, Oregon City, Oregon Names: Michael Lawrence Michael Lawrence, 38, of Anchor Point, Alaska, was seriously injured October 6, 2009, when his motorcycle hit a truck in Oregon City, Oregon, according to The Oregonian. The collision occurred around 9 PM as Lawrence rode […]

Grandmother, Baby Grandson Killed in Rollover

Date: September 27, 2009 Location: I-84 near Baker City, Oregon Names: Juana Lopez-Lopez, Jonathan Mendoza-Lopez, Raul Mendoza-Lopez, Mireya Lopez, Hahir Emmanuel Mendoza-Lopez A family vacation turned tragic September 27, 2009, when a car containing five family members swerved off the road and rolled down an embankment, killing a 60-year-old grandmother and a 4-month-old infant. Dead […]

Phantom Vehicle Sought in Fatal Rollover

Date: September 29, 2009 Location: Highway 26 and SW Dover Lane, Madras Names: Richard Wayne Breese, Ronald Dale Calkins, Carol Calkins, Dottie Breese (Photo: Oregon State Police) The Oregon State Police have issued a press release requesting the public’s help in finding a “phantom” vehicle that played a role in an accident near Madras. A […]

COPS Crew Seriously Injured in Portland

Date: September 29, 2009 Location: SE 136th Avenue and Stark Street, Portland Names: Jeffrey Ruppel, Robert King Alcohol may have been a factor in a head-on collision that seriously injured a member of the film crew for the reality television show COPS, which was filming in Portland. On September 29, 2009, at about 9 PM, […]

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, […]