Three Injured in Car Accident in Bethany

Date: August 6, 2014
Location: Northwest 174th Ave., Bethany
Name: James Bergener, Sharee Lines

Three people were injured in a single car accident in Bethany on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

The accident occurred when a 2004 BMW M3 convertible was traveling on Northwest 174th Avenue in the very early morning. The driver, David Lokken, 51 of Portland, lost control of the vehicle and he collided with a large tree near Northwest Carl Court. The car came to a final rest on its side. Injured in the accident was the driver as well as his two passengers; James Bergener, 39, of Portland, and Sharee Lines, 36, of Forest Grove.

It was reported that Lines was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. All the parties involved are expected to survive and were listed in fair condition as of Wednesday evening.

Speed was very likely a factor in the crash and criminal charges have not been ruled out, though none have been filed at this time. It was not reported if drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

We would like to wish all the parties injured in this crash fast and full recoveries following this horrific accident. Our thoughts are with you all as you recover.

Driving too fast is a factor in one of out three car accident fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whenever you are tempted to speed, whether because you’re late or just impatient, remember it’s not worth potentially killing someone.

Speeding is a serious traffic offense outlined in ORS 811.100 with penalties and punishments outlined in ORS 811.109. These punishments include fines and suspension of driving privileges.

Remember that if you are ever involved in an automobile collision in Oregon that resulted in:

  • Damage to personal property over $1,500
  • Any injury, or
  • Death

You are required to file a DMV traffic accident and insurance report within 72 hours of the accident.

If you or a loved one were involved in an accident involving speeding, like the one above, consider contacting a competent Oregon accident lawyer to discuss your case and assess your next steps to protect your legal rights.



About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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