Motorcycle Crash Kills Eagle Point Man

Posted by Sean DuBois on Friday, September 25, 2009

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 State Police told The Oregonian. Neal was wearing a helmet. An ambulance crew, which happened to be nearby, was able to reach the scene in minutes, but they were unable to revive Neal. (more…)

Girl Traumatized after Being Dragged by Bus

Posted by Sean DuBois on Thursday, September 24, 2009

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, whose name is being kept private, got her backpack caught in the doors of the school bus on September 24, 2009, and was dragged alongside the moving vehicle. Her father, Carlos, who declined to make his last name public, told that the driver never got out of the bus to see if the girl was injured.


Speed Reportedly a Factor in Motorcyclists Death

Posted by Sean DuBois on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Date: September 24, 2009
Location: NE 148th Avenue near Glisan Street, Portland
Name: Curtis Rhodes 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

Posted by Sean DuBois on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Date: September 21, 2009
Names: Eric Hendricks, Nadine “Nikki” Hendricks, Jeffrey Lidgett, Justin Aldrich
Location: Highway 30 near Rainier

Hendrickson  crash
(Photo: Oregon State Police)

Eric Hendrickson

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. The accident took place at about 5 PM along Highway 30 near Rainier. Another driver, Jeffrey Lidgett, 47, of Clatskanie, was cited for failing to drive within his lane, a class B traffic violation.

Man Arrested for Drunk Driving Had Record

Posted by Sean DuBois on Monday, September 21, 2009

Date: September 21, 2009
Location: 26745 SW Farmington Road, Hillsboro, Oregon
Names: Andrew Johnston

According to, 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 wasnt the first time he had been charged. Johnston had at least two previous drunken driving arrests, including a crash five years ago that left a friend paralyzed.

Police say Johnston was driving while intoxicated at about 2:39 AM when he was involved in a single-car crash at 26745 SW Farmington Road in Hillsboro. Johnston had no passengers in his vehicle at the time of the accident. After the crash, Johnston left the scene and was located by police dogs, who found him in a field near the crash site. Police were responding to a 9-1-1 call reporting the accident.

Canadian Bicyclist Killed after Falling into Traffic

Posted by Sean DuBois on Sunday, September 20, 2009

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 car. According to, Kit Yang Charlene Pun, 26, was in the center turn lane when she suddenly fell off her bicycle into the southbound lane, directly in front of a car driven by Doral E. Bray, 86, of Otis, Oregon.

Riders Identified in Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Crash

Posted by Sean DuBois on Friday, September 18, 2009

Date: September 18, 2009
Location: I-5, milepost 282, south of Wilsonville
Names: Herbert Sinclair, David Bowyer, Juan Ramon Mata, Christian J. Gankema, Gary Pawson

Oregon State Police have identified three more victims in a multi-vehicle motorcycle crash. Previously identified were two riders who were critically injured, Herbert Sinclair, 48, of Heyburn, Idaho, and David Bowyer, 44, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The three previously unidentified motorcyclists are Juan Ramon Mata, 60, Christian J. Gankema, 40, and Gary Pawson, 38, all from Idaho. (more…)

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