Motorcyclist wearing novelty helmet hit, dies

Andrew Barns of Bethany was 26

Motorcyclist Andrew Barns died in an accident at SW 185th and Farmington, July 12, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Motorcyclist Andrew Barns died in an accident at SW 185th and Farmington, July 12, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 26-year-old motorcyclist died when a car pulled out in front of him at 185th and Farmington Road shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday.

This novelty helmet was worn by Andrew Barns, a motorcyclist who died in an accident at SW 185th and Farmington, July 12, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
This novelty helmet was worn by Andrew Barns, a motorcyclist who died in an accident at SW 185th and Farmington, July 12, 2014 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

Andrew Barns was headed north and traveling slightly above the speed limit, Washington County deputies told KOIN 6 News, when the driver of a car pulled out in front and hit him.

Barns, of the Bethany area, was wearing a novelty helmet, not an approved helmet. He died at the scene.

The medical examiner will determine if the helmet contributed to the fatal injuries.

No citations were issued at this time to the 36-year-old driver. The investigation continues.

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