Motorcyclist dies after crash in NE Portland

Motorcyclist died despite life-saving efforts by friend, medics in NE Portland

The Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team on the scene of a motorcycle crash on Northeast Cornfoot Road, July 14, 2014. (KOIN 6)
The Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team on the scene of a motorcycle crash on Northeast Cornfoot Road, July 14, 2014. (KOIN 6)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – The Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team responded to a motorcycle crash in Northeast Portland late Monday afternoon.

Authorities said the crash happened around 5 p.m. on Northeast Cornfoot Road, west of Alderwood Road.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began attempting life-saving CPR on the motorcycle rider, a 54-year-old man.

Despite attempts by the man’s friend and medical personnel to revive him, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said preliminary information indicated that the rider was eastbound on Cornfoot Road when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a telephone pole. The crash occurred just west of the main gate to the Portland Air National Guard Base.

The rider does not appear to have any connection to the Portland Air National Guard Base, police said.

Northeast Cornfoot Road is expected to re-open to traffic in both directions before 9 p.m.

The motorcyclist’s name will be released Tuesday after the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducts an autopsy.

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