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Traffic News (August 29,2014 22:32)

Salem Police Investigating Hit & Run Traffic Crash

It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident. Witnesses, please contact police at number below.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Salem-News.comSalem Police are investigating an injury Hit & Run traffic crash involving a vehicle and bicyclist.

A bicycle being ridden by a 53 yr old male who was traveling east on Union St. NE, and crossing Commercial St NE was struck by a silver 1990's model Jeep Cherokee who had been traveling south on Commercial St. NE.

Read Full Article (August 25,2014 23:40)

Northwest Drivers Think Navigating is Less Distracting Than Talking or Texting

Poll supports gender-driven stereotypes when it comes to asking for directions

(SEATTLE) -Seattle city streetWhether you're directionally challenged or a navigational pro, the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance reveals that most Northwest drivers find a GPS to be the lesser of two evils when it comes to technology distractions on the open road.

According to the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, nearly half of drivers in Washington and Oregon (47 percent) think it's less distracting to use a GPS while driving, when compared to talking or texting on a cell phone while at the wheel.

Read Full Article (August 19,2014 14:25)

Independence Man Injured in Hit and Run Crash

The suspect faces a long list of charges, including Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device.

(NEWBERG, Ore. ) -Oregon State Police Oregon State Police arrested a 35-year-old man following an injury hit and run traffic crash Tuesday morning on Highway 219 south of Newberg.

The suspect driver was found in his crashed vehicle after continuing from the scene before stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

Read Full Article (August 19,2014 14:05)

Salem Pursuit Ends in Rollover Crash

Marion County Fire District #1 personnel responded to the scene and extricated the driver, 33-year-old Brian Wilson, and passenger 30-year-old Perla Gomez Lazo, from Salem.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Salem-News.comA 33-year old Salem man was arrested after release from a Salem hospital following Tuesday night's attempt to elude and injury crash in SE Salem.

At approximately 11:17 p.m. an OSP trooper attempted to stop a Cadillac CTS passenger car for traveling 82 mph in a 60 mph speed zone on Interstate 5.

Read Full Article (August 11,2014 21:21)

Monmouth Man Killed in High Speed Crash

Anyone with information regarding this accident is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 503-623-9251.

(INDEPENDENCE, Ore.) -Polk County Oregon Crash A Monmouth man was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle accident on Corvallis Road near Haley Road south of Independence.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says at 3:00 p.m. deputies, Polk County Fire District #1, and Oregon State Police were called to the scene of crash involving a 1989 Honda Civic.

Read Full Article (August 09,2014 16:41)

Semi-Truck Catches Fire in Downtown Salem

High Street has re-opened between Ferry Street and Church Street in downtown Salem.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Salem Truck FireSalem Firefighters and Salem Police had a rare situation on their hands Saturday afternoon.

A semi truck caught fire on High Street in downtown Salem blocking all lanes of traffic.

Read Full Article (August 08,2014 16:30)

Police on Alert Between Salem and Independence After Road Rage Reports

The incidents occurred between July 31st and August 4th in the area of South River Road near Orville Road and the bridge entering Independence.

(INDEPENDENCE, Ore. ) -police lights The Independence Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's office are looking into reports from different motorists of road rage and aggressive driving.

One of the reports indicates two vehicles appearing to be acting together. They were parked waiting on the side of the road for another motorist to come by.

Read Full Article (August 07,2014 22:55)

Salem Man Tries to Elude Police; Slams into Dump Truck

The suspect, along with a long list of new charges, also had a warrant for his arrest out of Polk County.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Salem Police ChaseOregon State Police arrested a Salem man Thursday afternoon following his brief attempt to elude and injury traffic crash on Hyacinth Road NE at Salem Parkway in Salem.

Oregon State Police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings says at approximately 3:25 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop southbound in the area of Portland Road NE and Hyacinth Road NE on a 1997 Mercury Sable for an equipment lighting violation.

Read Full Article (August 07,2014 11:49)

Portland Max Service Stopped after Man Hit and Killed by Train

Both eastbound and westbound MAX lines are stopped at this time, as well as traffic on Burnside both directions. incident

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) -BREAKING NEWS This morning, at 10:43 a.m., Portland Police East Precinct and Transit Police officers responded to the report of an adult male struck by a MAX train at 122nd Avenue and East Burnside.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male victim suffering from traumatic injuries. Medical personnel were unable to save the man and he died at the scene.

Read Full Article (August 04,2014 18:40)

Salem Man Seriously Injured in Crash Near Enchanted Forest Theme Park

No one else was injured in the crash according to Oregon State Police.

(TURNER, Ore. ) -Salem Oregon Crash Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's three-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in serious injury to one person along Enchanted Way SE near the entrance to the Enchanted Forest theme park in Turner, Ore.

Oregon State Police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings says a Mitsubishi turned left toward an entrance to an RV park when it pulled into the path of a northbound 1994 Toyota pickup.

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