Bellevue officer no longer in critical condition after falling 60 feet while serving VP Harris’ motorcade

Aug 17, 2023, 5:02 PM | Updated: Feb 29, 2024, 2:11 pm

bellevue officer fall...

(KIRO 7)

(KIRO 7)

Update 8/17: Bellevue Motorcycle Officer Kevin Bereta, 39, is no longer in critical condition and is out of the intensive care unit (ICU). He was previously in critical condition Wednesday after falling from the highway on Tuesday.

Washington State Patrol has yet to confirm any details on what happened that led to Officer Bereta’s accident.

More from Jason Rantz: Bellevue officer losing health benefits after VP Harris motorcade injuries

Update 8/16: The injured Bellevue motorcycle officer is currently in critical condition and is in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center. 

Original Story:

A Bellevue Police Department officer, Kevin Bereta, was seriously injured in Seattle when he fell 50 to 60 feet off his motorcycle off the Michigan Street on-ramp while he was on the service detail for Vice President Kamala Harris’ motorcade, the department wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The department also reported on X that the officer landed in the southbound lanes of I-5 and is currently being treated for his injuries at Harborview Medical Center. He was conscious and alert, but is in critical condition after the 39-year-old sustained multiple injuries, Bellevue PD reported.

Washington State Patrol has yet to report the cause of the incident, and is currently investigating.

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Seattle Tuesday to deliver a speech about the climate crisis, the economy, and what the Biden administration is doing to combat both.

More on Kamala Harris’ visit: The vice president visited Seattle to discuss climate crisis, economy

MyNorthwest News

Photo: Whatcom County homeless deaths are increasing, according to a report from the Opportunity Co...

KIRO Newsradio staff

Report: Whatcom County homeless deaths on pace for record amount

More people are dying on the streets of Whatcom County. Opportunity Council said there have been 56 documented deaths this year.

2 minutes ago

Photo: Pierce County deputies have reported an office-involved shooting....

Julia Dallas

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department reports officer-involved shooting

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department has reported a shooting involving an officer took place on Monday.

2 hours ago

Photo: King County deputies seized more than a dozen guns after making two arrests in May....

Julia Dallas

King County deputies make arrests; seize nearly 30 pounds of drugs, 18 firearms, flame thrower

King County deputies made two arrests leading to the seizure of more than 25 pounds of drugs and more than a dozen firearms.

2 hours ago

Photo: The Washington State Patrol is cracking down on people who cut in ferry lines....

James Lynch

Don’t be that person: State troopers fine ferry line cutters $145

Have you ever been frustrated by a driver who cut in line at a ferry terminal? Now the Washington State Patrol is cracking down.

4 hours ago

Photo: A deputy's body camera captured a runaway wallaby in Parkland....

Julia Dallas

Runaway wallaby hops out of arms reach of deputies in Parkland

 A wallaby was caught on camera running around Parkland Sunday morning. Pierce County deputies and WSP responded.

5 hours ago

seattle sex trafficking...

Frank Sumrall

Seattle resident arrested for sex trafficking in San José

A San José special operations unit arrested a Seattle resident last week on suspicion of alleged commercial sex trafficking.

9 hours ago

Bellevue officer no longer in critical condition after falling 60 feet while serving VP Harris’ motorcade