Portland Motorcycle Accidents and Fatalities Statistics

Motorcycle enthusiasts have long said they love the freedom they feel when they’re out on the open road, wind in their hair (or helmet, it they’re smart), and that there’s nothing quite else that compares. That freedom comes laden with peril, however. The latest motorcycle accident statistics show that riders are almost six times more […]

Possible Speeder Causes Motorcyclist Death in Fruitport Township

Date: June 28, 2011 Location: Broadway Avenue and East Sherman, Fruitport Township Names: Rex Alan Renells, Steven Pfeiffer The North Shores man who was killed Tuesday evening when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck has been identified as 45-year-old Rex Renells. According to Fruitport Public Safety Director Ken Doctor, Renells was driving his motorcycle […]

Motorcycle Accident Lands Bike in River

Date:  June 29, 2011 Location:  Highway 224, milepost 33, near Estacada Name:  James D. Heys-Olson Oregon State Police have filed charges against a 24-year-old Washington State man who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon, near Estacada. At approximately 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, James Heys-Olson, from Longview, Washington, was driving a 2008 Yamaha motorcycle […]

Benefits of Taking Oregon Motorcycle Safety Courses

Motorcycle safety courses in Oregon are a great way for beginning and experienced riders to prepare for real-life traffic situations and road conditions. Motorcycles are exciting to ride and can be convenient forms of transportation, however, if a motorcyclist never learns the important skills they need to ride safely, they may be more prone to […]

Man Seriously Injured in Salem Motorcycle Accident

Date: March 28, 2011 Location: State and 24th Streets, Salem Name: Cecilio A. Carranza A Salem man who bought his motorcycle just a few days ago was critically injured when he lost control of his Kawasaki bike. Oregonlive.com reports that just before 5pm on Monday March 28, Cecilio A. Carranza, age 33 of Salem, went […]

Motorcyclist Killed in Accident South of Salem Involving School Bus

Location: Interstate 5 South of Salem Names: Ronald V. McNutt, Sarah Hanson Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a fully-loaded school bus. Oregon Live reports that at about 3:25pm on January 25 Ronald V. McNutt, age 66 of Turner, was operating a motorcycle, entered the northbound lanes of […]

Motorcycle Passenger Dies From Crash Injuries

Date: July 24, 2010 Location: Highway 99W near McMinnville, Oregon Names: Timothy Gibson, Gilbert Hokenson A motorcycle passenger died July 30, 2010, from injuries sustained in a July 24 crash on Highway 99W near McMinnville, Oregon, according to Salem-News.com. The motorcycle operator, who was driving on a suspended license, was seriously injured, but as soon […]

Driver Jailed After Motorcycle Crash

Date: July 16, 2010 Location: NE 7th & Killingsworth St., Portland, Oregon Names: Jose Valdez-Gorogstieta, [Unknown] A 23-year-old man was arrested and jailed on July 17, 2010, a day after a Portland, Oregon traffic crash that injured two motorcycle riders, according to The Oregonian and a Portland Police Bureau press release. On July 16, around […]