One Person Dead & Two Injured in NW Portland Crash off Skyline Boulevard

Date: May 17, 2015

Location: Skyline Boulevard

Names: Jack Davis, Jacob Farrar, Kathryn McEachern

One Person Dead & Two Injured in NW Portland Crash off Skyline Boulevard

Sunday evening, one person died and two others suffered traumatic injuries when their vehicle rolled down an embankment and caught fire off Skyline Boulevard in Northwest Portland.

A 1998 Nissan Pathfinder left the roadway and rolled down an embankment then struck a home on Northwest Meridian Ridge Drive and caught on fire. The vehicle may have hit a house and then caught fire.

One of the passengers, Jack Davis, 29, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Jacob Farrar, 39, is in critical condition at the hospital.

The front passenger, Kathryn McEachern, 30, was sent to the hospital for minor injuries.

No one was in the home at the time of the crash.   Police believe alcohol and speeding may be factors in the crash.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Jack Davis, and we wish Jacob Farrar and Kathryn McEachern a full and speedy recovery.

While many single-car accidents seem uncomplicated, there are sometimes other factors to consider. If you have been injured in a single- car accident, like the one described here, you may be able to receive compensation in several instances:

  1. If poor road conditions, poor signage, or bad traffic control contributed to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the city, county, or state. In cases against a public body, you may only have 180 days to file a tort claim notice (in most cases) so act quickly to protect your rights.
  2. If the car’s mechanic was negligent in his last repairs, contributing to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the mechanic or his business.
  3. If the car’s manufacturer was negligent, you may be able to file a product liability suit against them. Car manufacturers have often been held accountable for design defects and manufacturing defects, and these lawsuits help ensure that future drivers are not hurt by negligent safety standards.

If you have been injured in a single-car accident that you believe may not have been your fault, you can call a Portland car accident lawyer for help with your investigation at 503-222-4411. Or you can learn more about filing your own claim by reading the book 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.


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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