HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Cyclist’s death: No criminal case

Written September 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The car crash that killed Albany bicyclist Grant Keith Garner last winter will not result in criminal charges against the driver. That’s the word from Jay D. Hall, an assistant district attorney in Lane County.


Memorial’s gone; case lingers on

Written June 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The “ghost bike” is gone from the spot where Albany bicyclist Grant Keith Garner was killed four months ago, and so are the other parts of the roadside memorial that showed up a few days after his death. I noticed them missing on my ride Thursday afternoon. When I inquired, I learned that the Linn […]


Cyclist’s death still under review

Written June 1st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

You’d be wrong if you thought everybody but the family had forgotten about the death of Albany bicyclist Grant Keith Garner last Feb. 17.  In fact the case continues to be under active review of potential charges against the driver who lost control of the car that killed him.


A delay in review of cyclist’s death

Written April 7th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

It’s going to take longer than expected to decide whether to charge the automobile driver in the cash that killed Albany bicyclist Grant Keith Garner on Feb. 17. That’s because the Linn County district attorney has been friends with the victim and his family, making it necessary to have the case reviewed by a prosecutor […]


DA has reports on cyclist’s death

Written April 3rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

While the roadside memorial for Grant Keith Garner has grown, the next development in the death of the Albany bicyclist is up to the Linn County District Attorney’s Office.


Where cyclist died, a ‘ghost bike’

Written March 25th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If drivers pay attention as they pass the spot in Albany where Queen Avenue makes a turn and becomes Oakville Road, they now see a white bicycle chained to the guardrail. It’s a “ghost bike,” the sign informs people like me who travel that road and stop to take a closer look.


 
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