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  1. Blister

    Blister Ol'Timer

    An accident involving almost 30 motorcycles just south of Wilsonville on Interstate 5 Friday afternoon injured several people, two critically.

    The crash happened at about 3 p.m. near milepost 282. LifeFlight airlifted Herbert Sinclair of Heyburn, Idaho and David Bowyer of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to Oregon Health Sciences University and Legacy Emanuel Hospital, respectively. Both were motorcyclists.

    Representatives of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue said that it treated eight patients for shoulder and hip injuries and broken bones. They were also taken to area hospitals.

    The accident closed northbound lanes of Interstate 5 for over two hours.

    The motorcyclists were part of a local motorcycle club called Brothers Speed which was established in May 1969, according to its Web site(http://www.brotherspeedmcoregon.com/). It has chapters in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, specifically in Portland, Ore. Camas, Wash., and Boise, Idaho.

    Oregon State Police said the motorcyclists were riding in standard formation – two columns – when traffic ahead slowed suddenly. The two lead motorcyclists were able to avoid a collision by maneuvering clear of the stopped traffic, but the rest of the motorcyclists could not stop in time, causing a chain-reaction of crashes with the rest of the group.

    A witness to the crash, Terry Scott, said he and his girlfriend were driving northbound from Salem behind the motorcycles when he witnessed an SUV, that was driving in front of the group of motorcycles, suddenly slow down or slam on its brakes.

    “It was a domino effect,â€
     
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  3. penetrator

    penetrator Ol'Timer

    I sincerely hope everyone makes a speedy recovery but I couldn't help reading that and picturing them all rear ending each other without thinking of these guys, The Black Widows from Every Which Way But Loose :)

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