Ford Recall Alert: Faulty Switch Can Spark Fires Causing Injuries

Date: November 4, 2009 A McMinnville, Oregon man whose SUV exploded into flames on October 27, 2009, told KPTV.com that he was never notified about a Ford Motor Company recall on the vehicle. Robert Howard said he found the information online, after his vehicle spontaneously caught fire in his driveway. He was shocked to discover […]

OSP Arrests 31 Drunk Drivers on Halloween

Date: November 2, 2009 Oregon State Police were out in force for Halloween this year, and their efforts paid off. During the 12-hour time period from 6 PM, October 31, to 6 AM, November 1, troopers nabbed 31 drunk drivers in Oregon – more than double the total for Halloween 2008.

Bicyclist Killed, Drivers Cited in Fatal N. Portland Accident

Date: November 4, 2009 Location: North Willamette Blvd. & North Haven Ave., Portland, Oregon Names: Kipp Crawford, Carlos Tyrone McCall, Felisa Washington-Berry So many questions remain surrounding the death of Kipp Crawford, 31, a Portland, Oregon, musician who died November 4, 2009, after he was found in the road next to his bike. According to […]

Truck Crash in Vida, Oregon Seriously Injures Driver

Date: October 19, 2009 Location: Highway 126E, Vida, Oregon Names: Forrest D. King Forrest D. King, 21, of Vida, Oregon, was seriously injured around 2:40 AM, October 19, 2009, when he lost control of his 1993 Subaru truck on Highway 126E. According to an Oregon State Police press release, the truck was westbound when it […]

Pedestrian Killed in Grants Pass Car Crash

Date: October 20, 2009 Location: Highway 238 (Williams Highway), Grants Pass, Oregon Names: Timothy Brian Thomas Harden, Stephen Ewan A 28-year-old Grants Pass, Oregon, man died October 20, 2009, after he ran from his driveway into the road for unknown reasons, directly into the path of a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser traveling east on Highway […]

Driver Seriously Injured in Highway 97 Truck Crash

Date: October 17, 2009 Location: Highway 97 north of Madras, Oregon Names: Kesar Bhatti According to an Oregon State Police press release, Kesar Bhatti, 51, of Stockton, California, was seriously injured around 3 PM, October 17, 2009, when his commercial truck and trailer, loaded with apples, left the road on Highway 97 about three miles […]

DUII Rollover Crash Injures Two Passengers

Date: October 15, 2009 Location: 10138 Donald Road NE, Donald, Oregon Names: Cassandra Westgate, James Cothern, Shawn Stearns According to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office press release, an Aurora man was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and two counts of assault October 15, 2009, after an early-morning car crash injured his two […]

19-Year-Old Pulls Woman from Burning Car

Date: October 17, 2009 Location: Highway 22 & Joseph Street SE, Salem, Oregon Names: Destiny Edwards, Nickolas Edwards A 19-year-old Oregon man saved a woman’s life on October 17, 2009, when he saw her trapped inside a burning car on Highway 22 and Joseph Street SE in Salem, Oregon, and pried the car’s windshield off […]