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23 Jul 2014
24 Jul 2014
Beaverton man hurt in high-speed motorcycle crash
A 45-year-old Beaverton man was seriously injured Saturday morning when he crashed his motorcycle on Interstate 84 east of Northeast 148th Avenue while traveling about 108 miles an hour.
Multnomah County sheriffs deputies said Jason Brunson was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. His condition was not released.
The sheriffs office said that at about 10:40 a.m. Saturday, June 14, Deputy Brent Laizure was stopped on the left shoulder of eastbound I-84 near 148th monitoring traffic when he saw the rider of a Suzuki GXR approaching at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic. Laizure clocked the Suzuki at 108 mph just before it crashed.
Witnesses said the Suzukis rider went into a skid just before reaching the patrol car and Brunson slid 283 feet after being thrown from the motorcycle. The motorcycle slid 734 feet and landed against a concrete barrier on the right shoulder of eastbound I-84.
Brunson was cited for reckless driving, doing 108 mph in a 60 mph speed zone and making unsafe lane changes.