PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A motorcycle traveling nearly twice the posted speed limit tried to hit the brakes in front of a police speed enforcement officer, but skidded out and crashed in plain view of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Deputy on scene.
The rider, Jason Brunson of Beaverton, Ore. suffered serious injuries when his Suzuki GXR crashed and skidded 734 feet, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Brunson was ejected from the bike, skidding 283 feet — he is in serious condition.
Mulnomah County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Laizure saw Brunson weaving in and out of traffic at 108 miles per hour on Interstate 84 near 148th Ave. just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The speed limit on that stretch of I-84 is 60 miles per hour.
Brunson is being treated at Emanuel Hospital.
Traffic lanes were closed almost immediately following the crash. An investigation ruled out drugs and alcohol as a contributing factor to the crash.
Still, Brunson was cited for Reckless Driving and Unsafe Lane Change. Brunson was cited two years ago for speeding down the same stretch of I-84.