Trucker Who Killed Cyclist Not Charged

by editors on September 27, 2012

610775DaWayne Eacret, a truck driver who hit and killed cyclist Kathryn Rickson (pictured right) last May (2012) in Portland, Oregon will not face any criminal charges, according to a story on

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office talked to witnesses and looked at surveillance cameras. They concluded there was nothing that Eacret could have done to avoid the collision and it was not clear if he could have seen her before he turned.

Another reminder to be careful around big trucks, because it doesn’t seem they’re required to be careful of cyclists.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance Oregon has a list of changes they believe should be made to help make sure this kind of accident never happens again.

[Link: and BTA Oregon]

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