Driver Cited for Hitting Motorcyclist

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Oregon State Police have cited a Springfield woman for allegedly hitting a motorcyclist with her car on Wednesday. OSP says that Terry Brateng was riding his motorcycle southbound on Interstate 5 when he pulled over to take shelter from the rain beneath the Harlow Road overpass. After getting off his motorcycle, police … Continue reading »

Child Injured in Motorcycle Crash

LAKESIDE, Ore. — A man and a boy were injured in a motorcycle accident east of Lakeside Sunday afternoon. Coos County deputies say around 4:30 p.m., 22-year-old Brandon Lorenzi, of Lakeside, and a 6-year-old Coos Bay boy were riding on a motorcycle on North Lake Road when they collided with a pickup truck. The boy … Continue reading »

Man Dies After Crashing Motorcycle

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A California man is now dead after an attempted wheelie on his motorcycle went wrong. Kenneth Gale, 33, of California, was riding down First Place in Springfield when he attempted a wheelie, lost control and struck a utility pole. Gale was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Hwy 126

HIGHWAY 126, Ore. — Oregon State Police are trying to figure out why a Redmond man veered his motorcycle into oncoming traffic, causing a deadly crash. Troopers say Gary Gerig was part of a group of bikers headed east on 126 when he went into the westbound lane. A car hit Gerig, killing him. The … Continue reading »