Category Archives: Hit and Run

Hit-and-run Driver Arrested for Death of Springfield Man

Date: December 11, 2014

Location: Springfield

Names: Isabel Gloria McDaniel, Gary Louis McDaniel, Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga

Hit-and-run Driver Arrested for Death of Springfield Man

Last Thursday, a woman hit a vehicle and drove 11 blocks with the victim stuck on the luggage rack of her car. The car carried the man for 11 blocks before he fell or was removed and left in the street.

Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga, 67, was pronounced dead at a Springfield hospital. His son suffered minor injuries from the incident.

Police have arrested the hit-and-run driver, 30-year-old Isabel Gloria McDaniel of Veneta. Her husband, Gary Louis McDaniel, 24, was cited for tampering with evidence.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga and hope his son is able to full recover soon.

Oregon wrongful death claims are allowed under ORS 30.010-30.100. But the law is much more complicated than a normal accident case. First of all, the statute of limitations (time limit on filing a claim) is different. For most car accidents, the SOL is 2 years, but for wrongful death, the SOL is “three years after the injury causing the death . . . is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. . . .” In other words, it’s not three years from the date of death; it’s three years from the date of the original injury that ultimately caused the death.

Additionally, there are limits on who can bring a wrongful death claim. The most common claimants are:

  • Spouses
  • Children (including stepchildren)
  • Parents (including stepparents)

Less common claimants include:

  • Grandchildren
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents

In a wrongful death case, you can ask for compensation for several types of damages as well.

Compensatory damages include.

  • Charges for medical services;
  • Charges for burial and memorial services;
  • Compensation that the decedent would have been entitled to for disability, pain, suffering and loss of income during the period between injury and death;
  • Compensation for “pecuniary loss” to the decedent’s estate;
  • Compensation for the loss of the decedent’s “society, companionship and services” to the decedent’s spouse, children, stepchildren, stepparents, and parents;

Punitive damages are allowed as well, but are rare in Oregon since the State takes 70% of punitive damages awarded. If you have lost a loved one, call a Portland wrongful death attorney for help in securing the compensation you deserve.

Deadly Car Crash East of Sisters on Highway 20 Kills Man

Date: December 11, 2014

Location: Highway 20 near Sisters

Names: Chris P. Dahl, Daniel Showen

Deadly Car Crash East of Sisters on Highway 20 Kills Man

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Thursday morning a man was found dead in the wreckage of a car down a steep embankment off Highway 20 east of Sisters.

The vehicle was possibly involved in two hit-and-run crashes earlier.

A Yamhill County deputy saw a black 2000 Nissan Maxima on its side 100 feet down a steep embankment on Highway 20. When he went down to look at the car he found driver, Chris P. Dahl, of Camp Sherman, dead beneath it.

Dahl was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car.

The Nissan left the road, went airborne and tumbled down a steep embankment with debris scattered around.

On Wednesday evening a rear-end hit-and-run was reported on Highway 20 in Sisters. A red 2003 Chrysler van driven by Daniel Showen, 26, was hit from behind by a Nissan Maxima.

Showen was able to get the license plate number and called 911 to report the incident.

We hope Daniel Showen is able to recover from this accident and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Chris P. Dahl. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, DuBois Law Group LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle near Vancouver Mall

Date: December 8, 2014

Location: Vancouver Mall Drive

Names: Anita Walters & Matthew Saeed Purifoy

Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Vehicle near Vancouver Mall

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Monday morning a woman was hit and killed by a vehicle near Vancouver Mall.

The driver, 33-year-old Matthew Saeed Purifoy, did not stop but instead crashed his maroon Chevrolet nearby and was arrested.

911 calls were reported on a vehicle driving erratically on Interstate 205. The car struck another vehicle on I-205 earlier, left the road temporarily, then took the State Route 500 exit. The driver continued on Northeast Andersen Road where the pedestrian, 57-year-old Anita Walters, was struck and killed near the intersection with Vancouver Mall Drive.

The car continued driving until it crashed into a retaining wall near Northeast 58th Street.

The driver was injured and taken to a hospital nearby. The investigation continues but Police believe he may have been impaired.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Anita Walters.

Oregon wrongful death claims are allowed under ORS 30.010-30.100. But the law is much more complicated than a normal accident case. First of all, the statute of limitations (time limit on filing a claim) is different. For most car accidents, the SOL is 2 years, but for wrongful death, the SOL is “three years after the injury causing the death . . . is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. . . .” In other words, it’s not three years from the date of death; it’s three years from the date of the original injury that ultimately caused the death.

Additionally, there are limits on who can bring a wrongful death claim. The most common claimants are:

  • Spouses
  • Children (including stepchildren)
  • Parents (including stepparents)

Less common claimants include:

  • Grandchildren
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents

In a wrongful death case, you can ask for compensation for several types of damages as well.

Compensatory damages include.

  • Charges for medical services;
  • Charges for burial and memorial services;
  • Compensation that the decedent would have been entitled to for disability, pain, suffering and loss of income during the period between injury and death;
  • Compensation for “pecuniary loss” to the decedent’s estate;
  • Compensation for the loss of the decedent’s “society, companionship and services” to the decedent’s spouse, children, stepchildren, stepparents, and parents;

Punitive damages are allowed as well, but are rare in Oregon since the State takes 70% of punitive damages awarded. If you have lost a loved one, call a Portland wrongful death attorney for help in securing the compensation you deserve.

I-205 Hit and Run Crash Injured Good Samaritan

Date: December 7, 2014

Location: Interstate 205 in Vancouver

Names: Steven Klase, Richard Irvine, Freddy Delacruz Moreno

I-205 Hit and Run Crash Injured Good Samaritan

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Sunday morning, a multi-car crash occurred on I-205 and a good Samaritan who stopped by to help was also hit and critically injured.

The white pickup truck that was linked to the hit-and-run crash was found abandoned later on and arrested the driver who caused the incident.

The pickup hit a Honda CRV, which then slammed into the concrete barrier along the left lane. Steven Klase, 25, of Battle Ground, was driving the CRV.

Richard Irvine, 63, of Camas, pulled over on the shoulder to walk across the freeway to help Klase. A Honda Odyssey then struck the CRV and injured Irvine. The driver, Freddy Delacruz Moreno, 41, of Seattle, was injured.

Moreno, Irvine and Klase were all taken to the hospital with injuries. Irvine was in critical condition on Monday morning.

We wish Richard Irvine, Steven Klase, Freddy Delacrus Moreno and all the people involved in this crash a full and speedy recovery.  Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, DuBois Law Group LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

 

Elderly Man Injured by Hit-and-run Driver in Tigard

Date: December 2, 2014

Location: Southwest Roy Rogers Road and Beef Bend Road

Name: Walter Wiese

Elderly Man Injured by Hit-and-run Driver in Tigard

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Tuesday evening, a man was injured by a hit-and-run driver in Tigard.

Walter Wiese, 82, was hit by a car at Southwest Roy Rogers Road and Beef Bend Road around 5pm.

Wiese was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Parts of the car were found at the scene and the vehicle was described as a charcoal colored late model Mazda sedan with right front-end damage.

We hope Walter Wiese is able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we hope this driver is found soon. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, DuBois Law Group LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

Police Arrest Woman Accused of Hit-and-run in SE Portland

Date: November 23, 2014

Location: Southeast 30th Avenue and Steele Street

Names: Jordan Jackson & Ariel Neuman

Police Arrest Woman Accused of Hit-and-run in SE Portland

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Early Sunday morning a silver Volkswagen Beetle struck 21-year-old Jordan Jackson at Southeast 30th Avenue and Steele Street.

The police found Jackson lying down in the street, severely injured.

A witness took police to an apartment nearby where the silver Beetle was parked in the lot with extensive front-end damage.

Ariel Neuman, 27, was arrested on charges of third-degree assault, felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.

Jackson was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

We hope Jordan Jackson is able to recover from this accident, and that the hit and run driver is held accountable. Hit and run drivers are cowards and criminals, and as Portland attorneys for hit and run injury victims we are glad driver was found. Remember, hit and run drivers can be punished in both criminal and civil cases.

According to Oregon law (ORS 811.705), drivers are required to remain at the scene if anyone is injured. If a driver does not do this, they can have criminal charges brought against them once they are found.

We encourage anyone who has witnessed a hit and run to come forward with information! You can call our office and we will ensure that your identity is protected, and the information is sent to the right person. If you feel more comfortable calling a hotline, DuBois Law Group LLC sponsors the Hit and Run Reward program that gives financial incentives for reluctant witnesses to come forward after hit and run incidents. Remember, you are helping the person who was hit and you helping protect our streets from drivers who do not obey the laws.

In cases like this, the hit and run driver can also have a civil lawsuit brought against them for all damages to the injury victim. Anyone injured by a hit and run driver has the right to seek legal recourse for injuries and damages to property. This compensation can come from the at-fault driver’s insurance or any personal assets they have.

In many cases, the hit and run driver left the scene because:

  • They did not have insurance.
  • They were driving intoxicated.

If the driver was driving intoxicated, you may still be able to file a claim with their insurance company, if you can identify the driver.

If you cannot find the driver, however, OR they do not have insurance, you can still file a claim through your own uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage on your own auto policy.

We understand that this is a complicated process, and we recommend discussing your case with a Portland hit and run accident attorney who offers free consultations if you have any questions.

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