2 critically injured in chain-reaction mass motorcycle accident on I-5 in Oregon

Up to 30 members of the Brother Speed motorcycle club were involved in a chain-reaction motorcycle accident on Interstate 5 in Oregon on Friday afternoon. Two members of the club were critically injured and several others sustained serious injuries including shoulder and hip injuries and broken bones.

Herbert Sinclair of Heburn, Idaho was airlifted to Oregon Health Science University hospital with critical injuries. David Bowyer of Couer d’Alene, Idaho was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Hospital, also with critical injuries.

The motorcycle accident occurred when 20-30 motorcyclists were traveling in a group Interstate 5 south of Wilsonville. According to a report in The Seattle Times, the motorcyclists were following an SUV, or SUVs, which suddenly slowed down and a chain reaction accident ensued.

The Brother Speed motorcycle club was organized in 1969 and has chapters in the Northwest including Camas, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Boise, Idaho.

Washington state vehicle code WPI 70.04 “Duty of the Following Driver” provides that it is the primary duty of the following driver to avoid a collision. The following driver is usually the negligent party if he or she runs into the car ahead, in the absence of an emergency.

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