Year: 2009


Truck Crashes on U.S. 30, Injures Two

12/28/09

Date: December 28, 2009 Location: U.S. Highway 30, Astoria, Oregon Names: Wesley James Garrett, Frank F. Boncz, Stanley C. Baller, Jr., Jamie Bryan Pellham Icy roads may have contributed to a crash December 28, 2009, on U.S. Highway 30 near Svensen Junction, in Astoria, Oregon, in which two people were injured. According to The Daily… read more



Four-Car Crash Kills Woman, Injures Four

12/26/09

Date: December 26, 2009 Location: Highway 42, east of Remote, Oregon Names: Sigrid Wilma Wheeler, Sarah Helen Beck, Amber Nicole Olson, Ronald Eugene Beck, Robert D. Beck, Brett Dean Bishop According to the Oregon State Police Report, a four-car crash on Highway 42 in Coos County, Oregon, east of the town of Remote, killed a… read more


Christmas Eve Car Crash Injures Nine People

12/24/09

Date: December 24, 2009 Location: Highway 20, between Corvallis and Albany, Oregon Names: Sudhakar Thakillapati, Trashana Hanumantha Rao, Silvamari Thakillapati, Sushma Thakillapati, Bindu Lumen, Stevie Simpson, Andrea L. Logan, Andrew Scott Tokstad Oregon State Police are looking for witnesses to a three-car highway crash caused by a wrong-way driver, in which nine people were injured…. read more


Crash Kills Salem Man in Truck Collision

12/24/09

Date: December 24, 2009 Location: Highway 22 west of Santiam Pass, Oregon Names: Robert W. Fickel, Michael C. Provost, Ann Guyson A Salem man was killed and a Sunriver woman was injured in a head-on car-truck crash December 24, 2009, around 10:30 AM, on Highway 22 west of Santiam Pass, in Oregon. Robert W. Fickel,… read more


Rollover Kills Man from Remote, Oregon

12/24/09

Date: December 24, 2009 Location: Highway 42, near Remote, Oregon Names: Kenneth Michael Rasmussen Kenneth Michael Rasmussen, 48, of Bakersfield, California, died December 24, 2009, in a single-vehicle truck crash on an icy bridge near the small town of Remote, Oregon, east of Myrtle Point in Coos County. KPIC-TV reports that the crash occurred on… read more


Judge’s Decision in Bike-Car Collision is Reprehensible

Date: December 21, 2009 BikePortland.org recently brought to our attention a court decision we find reprehensible. We believe that everyone – drivers, bikers, and walkers – share responsibility on the roads. But when a judge rules in favor of an absent-minded and reckless driver with the advantage of 2,000 pounds of machine behind her, when… read more


Looking Out for Pedestrians

Just in the past week, we have read about at least three pedestrian accidents – two of which involved minors. In the other one, a man in a wheelchair was killed in Hermiston, Oregon. It hit us that because of these accidents, people have lost loved ones during a time family and friends are most… read more


Two Children Hit by Car in Forest Grove Crosswalk Accident

Date: December 21, 2009 Location: SW 178th Avenue & Tualatin Valley Highway, Forest Grove, Oregon Names: Cecilio Venegas Three children, ages 10, 13, and 14, were injured after being struck by a car while crossing the street December 21, 2009, according to reports by Salem-News.com and KTVB.com. The accident occurred around 4:50 PM, during dark,… read more