Category Archives: Hit and Run

Hit and Run Driver Arrested After Police Get Tip

Date: February 15, 2014
Location: Southeast Powell Boulevard, Portland
Names: Douglas Miller, Jay Jenkins

Jay Jenkins, 24, of Portland, has been arrested in relation to a fatal hit and run.

Police report that Douglas Miller, 60, was walking on Southeast Powell Boulevard, at 124th Avenue on Saturday night. There, he was hit by a silver minivan and was injured. The minivan then left the scene without rendering assistance or calling for help.

After receiving a tip, police officers arrested Jay Jenkins and charged him with second-degree manslaughter, obstructing government officials, tampering with physical evidence and failure to perform the duties of a driver after an injury. Another man, Jerin Nigel Crabtree, 29, was arrested for tampering with evidence, as he allegedly assisted Jenkins, who tried to repair the car involved in the accident.

Jenkins was given bail of $260,000 and was arraigned on Tuesday morning. There was no information regarding the status of Crabtree’s arrest.

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Douglas Miller, the man killed in this accident. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you during this difficult time. We are very glad that police were able to find the suspect, so he can be held accountable for his actions.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, there are over 1,000 hit and run injury accidents in the state every year. These often tragic and disturbing crashes affect pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, etc. – and often greatly affect their families as well.

ORS 811.705 explains that it is a criminal offense to hit a person, animal, or private property and leave the scene without rendering aid, exchanging information, and reporting the accident to the DMV. This failure to perform the duties of a driver is a crime, and in some instances, a felony.

Just because you don’t know who hit you, doesn’t mean you can’t get help. In Oregon, every driver is required to have at least $25,000 in Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage. This means you can file a claim with your own insurance.

Filing a claim with your own insurance can be confusing, however, so talk to a dedicated Portland hit and run attorney to discuss your case for free, or consider ordering our Free Oregon Accident Book to learn more about UIM insurance coverage.

Police Seek Public Help to Identify SE Portland Hit and run Driver

Date: January 9, 2014
Location: Intersection of Southeast Powell Boulevard and 31st Avenue, Southeast Portland
Name: Max Martin

Police have sought public help in identifying the hit and run driver responsible for the accident on Southeast Powell Boulevard on Thursday that injured a 20-year-old man.

The critically injured man has been identified as Max Martin. Police said that they have received reports of the accident that occurred at around 9 pm and found Martin suffering from traumatic injuries.

The accident occurred when Martin was crossing south to north. He had successfully negotiated the eastbound lanes and was crossing the west bound lanes when a silver or white travelling in the northernmost lane struck him and continued without stopping.

Police have asked the public to come forward with any information they have regarding the accident.

We extend our sympathies to the injured man and hope he recovers quickly and completely.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, there are over 1,000 hit and run injury accidents in the state every year. These often tragic and disturbing crashes affect pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, etc. – and often greatly affect their families as well.

We send our best wishes to all of the victims of these terrible crimes, and especially to Martin. We wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

ORS 811.705 explains that it is a criminal offense to hit a person, animal, or private property and leave the scene without rendering aid, exchanging information, and reporting the accident to the DMV. This failure to perform the duties of a driver is a crime, and in some instances, a felony.

Just because you don’t know who hit you, doesn’t mean you can’t get help. In Oregon, every driver is required to have at least $25,000 in Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage. This means you can file a claim with your own insurance.

Filing a claim with your own insurance can be confusing, however, so talk to a dedicated Portland hit and run attorney to discuss your case for free, or consider ordering our Free Oregon Accident Book to learn more about UIM insurance coverage.

Intentional Hit-and-Run Driver Got Coffee After Leaving the Scene

Date: December 28, 2013
Location: Alder and Broadway, Portland
Name: Joseph Larson

A pedestrian was injured in what appears to be an intentional hit and run on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

Joseph Larson reported that he was walking through the downtown waterfront in Portland when the accident occurred. He was crossing at Alder and Broadway when he noticed a man in a truck was blocking the crosswalk. Larson attempted to go around, and the driver of the truck gunned the engine and hit him. Then, instead of stopping to help him, the man stopped down the street and got a coffee before leaving the scene.

Larson reported that he has 5 cracked ribs due to the impact. It was not reported if he was treated at the scene or if he was transported to an area hospital. No witnesses have come forward in relation to the accident.

Larson reported that the police have not yet been able to locate the driver of the truck he reports hit him. No specific description was given of the truck.

We would like to express our best wishes for a fast and full recovery to the man injured in this accident, Joseph Larson. We hope the person responsible for your injuries is located and held accountable for their actions.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, there are over 1,000 hit and run injury accidents in the state every year. These often tragic and disturbing crashes affect pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, etc. – and often greatly affect their families as well.

ORS 811.705 explains that it is a criminal offense to hit a person, animal, or private property and leave the scene without rendering aid, exchanging information, and reporting the accident to the DMV. This failure to perform the duties of a driver is a crime, and in some instances, a felony.

Just because you don’t know who hit you, doesn’t mean you can’t get help. In Oregon, every driver is required to have at least $25,000 in Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage. This means you can file a claim with your own insurance.

Filing a claim with your own insurance can be confusing, however, so talk to a dedicated Portland hit and run attorney to discuss your case for free, or consider ordering our Free Oregon Accident Book to learn more about UIM insurance coverage.

Police Looking for Driver After Hit and Run Crash in SE Portland

Date: October 27, 2013
Location: 148th Ave, Southeast Portland
Name: Kenton Lett

A hit and run collision resulted in serious injuries to a young man on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

Police report that Kenton Lett, 19, was walking online the northbound side of 148th Ave in the evening when he was hit by a car. The car was reported to be a dark-colored, older sedan. The vehicle stopped for minute, and then left the scene.

Police arrived at the scene to find the young man had suffered serious injuries, including multiple facial and leg injuries. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition was not reported.

Police are now searching for the driver of the car. The vehicle was reported to be a dark color and possibly and Oldsmobile or Buick. A reward of up to $1000 is being offered for anyone who can give information that leads to the identification of the hit and run driver. Anyone with this information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-4357. Tips can also be reported online at the Crime Stoppers website.

We hope that the pedestrian, Kenton Lett, is able to make a full recovery from his injuries. We also hope that this hit and run driver is found and held accountable for their actions.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, there are over 1,000 hit and run injury accidents in the state every year. These often tragic and disturbing crashes affect pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, etc. – and often greatly affect their families as well.

ORS 811.705 explains that it is a criminal offense to hit a person, animal, or private property and leave the scene without rendering aid, exchanging information, and reporting the accident to the DMV. This failure to perform the duties of a driver is a crime, and in some instances, a felony.

Just because you don’t know who hit you, doesn’t mean you can’t get help. In Oregon, every driver is required to have at least $25,000 in Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage. This means you can file a claim with your own insurance.

Filing a claim with your own insurance can be confusing, however, so talk to a dedicated Portland hit and run attorney to discuss your case for free, or consider ordering our Free Oregon Accident Book to learn more about UIM insurance coverage.

Two Men Killed by Pickup Driver in Hit-and-Run Collision

Date: October 30, 2013
Location: US Highway 199, Cave Junction
Names: Robert Calvin, Jarred Quinn Houston

Two men were killed in a hit and run collision on October 30, 2013.

Police report that 41-year-old Robert Calvin, of Cave Junction, was walking along U.S. Highway 199 around midnight on the 30th. Then, 21-year-old Jarred Quinn Houston pulled over to the side of the road. Police report that he might have had a mechanical problem. Calvin and Houston got into an argument and were fighting in the southbound lane when someone driving a tan pickup truck hit them both.

The driver of the pickup left the scene immediately. Both men were killed in the collision and had passed away by the time first responders arrived at the scene.

There were few leads on who was driving the pickup truck. The pickup was described as a tan, compact truck with a matching canopy. It was possibly a late 1980’s model, and would have sustained front end damage as a result of the collision. Anyone with information relating to the identity of the hit and run driver is asked to call 541-776-6111.

We would like to express out deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Calvin and Jarred Quinn Houston, the two men killed in the crash. We hope the hit and run driver is located and held accountable for their actions and our best wishes are with you all during this difficult time.

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, there are over 1,000 hit and run injury accidents in the state every year. These often tragic and disturbing crashes affect pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, etc. – and often greatly affect their families as well.

ORS 811.705 explains that it is a criminal offense to hit a person, animal, or private property and leave the scene without rendering aid, exchanging information, and reporting the accident to the DMV. This failure to perform the duties of a driver is a crime, and in some instances, a felony.

In these cases the grief of losing a loved one is deepened by the knowledge that their death may have been due to someone else’s negligence. While it is a small consolation, it is possible to file a wrongful death claim under ORS 30.010-30.1000.

The Oregon statute outlines who is entitled to compensation. Spouses, children, and parents are the most common claimants, but under some circumstances, grandchildren, siblings, and grandparents may be able to bring a wrongful death claim as well. A Personal Representative, usually chosen by the family and approved by a judge, must bring the lawsuit for these beneficiaries.

It is important to note that the time limits for filing a wrongful death claims are very complicated and depend entirely on the circumstances. Your time limit (statute of limitations) may be as little as one year, so preserving evidence and seeking legal help in a timely manner can be extremely important to the case.

If you need to speak with a Portland wrongful death attorney, most offer free consultations. Many will also help you investigate the accident for free until you decide what to do about representation. Let them help you navigate this legal process, so that you can grieve without jeopardizing your rights.

If you are looking for more information about wrongful death claims, please order our free guide, Oregon Wrongful Deaths: A Family Guide to the Civil Justice System After the Death of a Loved One.

Portland Oregon Wrongful Death Attorneys

Forest Grove Step-Sisters Killed in Hit and Run

Date: October 20, 2013
Location: 1700 block of Main Street, Forest Grove
Names: Abigail Robinson, Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, Cinthya Garcia Cisneros, Mario Echeverria

Two step-sisters hit by a vehicle on Sunday in Forest Grove have died of the injuries they sustained.

The accident occurred when Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, 6, and her step sister, Abigail Robinson, 11, were playing together in the leaves piled on the curb side of their home on 1700 block of Main Street, Forest Grove. While Dieter-Eckerdt died on the spot, Robinson died later in hospital.

Cinthya Garcia Cisneros, 18, was charged with failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run) in the crash, though police believe she may not have realized she hit a child since the leaves were piled up. Her passenger, Mario Echeverria, 18, was also charged with tampering with evidence after taking the car to get cleaned after the incident.

The community maintained a candle light vigil for Robinson and has left flowers on the curb side where the sisters were injured. Grief Counselors are helping the friends of the two children deal with their deaths.

We extend our sympathies to the family and friends of the two sisters.

In these cases the grief of losing a loved one is deepened by the knowledge that their death may have been due to someone else’s negligence. While it is a small consolation, it is possible to file a wrongful death claim under ORS 30.010-30.1000.

The Oregon statute outlines who is entitled to compensation. Spouses, children, and parents are the most common claimants, but under some circumstances, grandchildren, siblings, and grandparents may be able to bring a wrongful death claim as well. A Personal Representative, usually chosen by the family and approved by a judge, must bring the lawsuit for these beneficiaries.

It is important to note that the time limits for filing a wrongful death claims are very complicated and depend entirely on the circumstances. Your time limit (statute of limitations) may be as little as one year, so preserving evidence and seeking legal help in a timely manner can be extremely important to the case.

If you need to speak with a Portland wrongful death attorney, most offer free consultations. Many will also help you investigate the accident for free until you decide what to do about representation. Let them help you navigate this legal process, so that you can grieve without jeopardizing your rights.

If you are looking for more information about wrongful death claims, please order our free guide, Oregon Wrongful Deaths: A Family Guide to the Civil Justice System After the Death of a Loved One.

Portland Oregon Wrongful Death Attorneys

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