Pedestrian Killed Crossing McLoughlin Blvd.

Date: November 27, 2009 Location: SR 99E near Gladstone, Oregon Names: Maria Isabel Cervantes-Gutierrez, Nathan Sheets Maria Isabel Cervantes-Gutierrez, 60, of Milwaukie, Oregon, was killed November 27, 2009, around 8:20 PM, when she was struck by a van while crossing State Route 99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) near Gladstone. According to The Oregonian, Cervantes-Gutierrez was crossing the […]

Suspended Driver Arrested After Hitting Three Cars

Date: November 26, 2009 Location: I-5 north of Salem, Oregon Names: Eric Ryan Witt A Rainier, Oregon, man was arrested on multiple charges, including driving while suspended, after his car crashed into three other vehicles on I-5 north of Salem, November 26, 2009, around 11:50 AM. Eric Ryan Witt, 39, attempted to elude Oregon State […]

Strange But True Thanksgiving Traffic Facts

Date: November 24, 2009 Each year, Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving. And that’s not the only weird fact you can chew on this Turkey Day. Here are a few pre-Thanksgiving leftovers from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file, courtesy of Tom Vanderbilt, author of the new book, Traffic: Why We Drive […]

Motorcycle Crash Kills Two, Injures Two in Chiloquin Oregon

Date: November 24, 2009 Location: Highway 97, near Chiloquin, Oregon Names: John Lyman Howell, James M. Scott, Gary Couch, Susan Couch, Alan C. Galloway After a crash on October 2, 2009, that killed two motorcyclists and injured a couple in an SUV, officials have asked for the public’s help in locating the next of kin […]

OSP Investigates Sam Barlow Coach in Hit-and-Run Crash

Date: October 31, 2009 Location: Oregon 99E near South Lone Elder Road, Aurora, Oregon Names: Benjamin Story, Larry Scott Vang The Oregonian reports that Oregon State Police have identified a Sam Barlow High School assistant football coach as a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured Benjamin Story, 23, of Aurora, on October 31, […]

UPDATE: Community holds benefit for hit-and-run victim

The Gresham Outlook posted this story about the community of family, friends, and neighbors that is pulling for hit-and-run victim Jerome Calcagno. Calcagno was hit while crossing the road in October. To our knowledge, the driver never stopped. Let’s grow this already large community to include those who are concerned about tragedy, and let’s find […]

URGENT: Toyota and Lexus Safety Alert

Date: September 29, 2009 In the wake of a tragic crash that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and three members of his family, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. issued a news release September 29, 2009, urging owners to remove the driver’s side floor mats from eight Toyota and Lexus models immediately, and not to replace […]

Passerby Rescues Mother, Children from Submerged Car After Crash

A Good Samaritan pulled four people, including three small children, from an SUV half submerged in the rushing waters of a creek November 18, 2009, after the vehicle crashed on Widow Creek Road in Newport, Oregon, and rolled down an embankment. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office told the Newport News-Times that alcohol was involved in […]