November 13, 2017 -- A motorcycle deputy was struck by an SUV on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. The deputy, a nine-year veteran, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
On November 13, 2017, at 11:05 a.m., a Washington County Sheriff's Office motorcycle deputy was struck by a sport utility vehicle in the 9800 block of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Beaverton.
During the investigation, responders learned that the deputy was traveling westbound on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway while conducting routine patrols. A gray 2005 Volvo XC90 pulled out in front of his motorcycle from a nearby business, causing a T-bone crash.
The deputy was rushed to a local hospital and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He is identified as Mark Demmer, a nine-year veteran with the Sheriff's Office, assigned to the Traffic Safety Unity.
The driver, a 29-year-old Beaverton woman, remained onscene and cooperated with investigators. Impairment is not believed to be a factor and criminal charges are not anticipated. She was cited for failing to yield.
Beaverton Police responded and conducted the primary investigation. They were assisted by the inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART). Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Metro West Ambulance also responded.
Deputies remind drivers to remain attentive and vigilant, and keep in mind that motorcycles are oftentimes less visible than vehicles.