'Unmanned' motorcycle causes roll-over crash in Milwaukie
The Milwaukie Police Department investigated two unrelated roll-over crashes within city limits on Friday, July 5.
The first crash call came in around 6:22 a.m. on Friday, with police responding to a roll-over at Southeast Railroad and Lamplighter avenues. Authorities say a 2017 Toyota Prius was being driven westbound on Railroad by Scott Johnson, 37, when an "unmanned" 2010 Yamaha motorcycle with the motor running shot onto the street, causing a collision.
Johnson was uninjured, though police continue to investigate the puzzling circumstances that are being treated as a case of hit-and-run.
In the second incident, reported around 11:52 a.m. later that day, Milwaukie Police learned that a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer had landed upside down on the MAX light rail tracks near 2406 S.E. Harrison St. The crash halted MAX and Union Pacific trains for 45 minutes.
Police say the owner of the vehicle, 29-year-old Arielle Brewer, was having a friend work on the brakes of her Chevrolet when it reversed through a fence and dropped 15 feet off a retaining wall onto the tracks.
Brewer was treated for minor scrapes at the scene but declined to be taken to a hospital. Traffic resumed on the rail line after the car was moved, and no citations were issued.