Names: Marco Antonio Guerrero, Austin Guerrero, Jeffrey Wayne Hunt Jr., Daniel Herrington, Melissa Kay Davis
Location: SE Waybill Drive & Orient Drive, Boring, OR
Date: August 8, 2009
Marco Antonio Guerrero was killed in a tragic fatal collision at about 9:40 p.m. yesterday, August 8, 2009, according to the Outlook Online.
There were actually two collisions. It all began when Jeffrey Wayne Hunt Jr., of Gresham, who appears to have been traveling way too fast headed north on Orient Drive, lost control of his 2002 Volkswagen Passat on the Waybill Drive curve. His car skidded into the oncoming lane, colliding with the 2008 Ford Escape being driven by Marco Antonio Guerrero.
This collision left Mr. Hunt’s Passat sitting in the middle of the road. Melissa Kay Davis, traveling north on Orient Drive, then ran into the Passat.
Mr. Guerrero’s Escape flipped over, and Mr. Guerrero appears to have been trapped inside. He suffered severe injuries, which proved in the end to be life-ending. Mr. Guerrero’s 14 year old son, Austin Guerrero, was in the passenger seat, and was also injured. Although his physical injuries were not severe (he was released from OHSU later in “Fair” condition), his emotional injuries will be horrific and lifelong.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of the Guerreros for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. I offer my deepest sympathies to everyone who knew and loved Mr. Guerrero, and I hope that Austin is able to get through this horrible event and eventually go on to live a life that would have made his father proud. It will not be easy, and my prayers are with the Guerreros.
Mr. Hunt also had a passenger in his car, 21-year-old Daniel Herrington of Gresham. Mr. Herrington suffered severe injuries, including broken legs, but is reported to be in stable condition at Legacy Emanuel.
Oregon Car Accidents
According to the Oregon Transportation Department of Safety, speed related accidents killed 216 Oregonians in 2008. Speeding kills far more Oregonians on our highways than drunk driving. It is both dangerous, and depressingly common.
In this crash, all persons involved appear to have been wearing seat belts. This was not enough to save Mr. Guerrero, but it may well have prevented further deaths.
Getting Legal Advice From An Experienced Portland Injury Attorney
I would like to advise the injured victims and their families to take this time to mourn, to heal, and to recover what they can. I would like to advise them not to worry about legalities, but to focus on their lives.
However, it is an unfortunate truth that evidence can fade quickly, and that insurance companies can use this time to take advantage of injured people – and even people who have been killed – and their families. If anyone is considering seeking justice for the senseless pain caused by Mr. Hunt’s careless speeding, but is rightfully hesitant to call a good Portland injury attorney so soon after the accident, I would like to offer a free copy of our Oregon auto accident book that will give good, free information about dealing with Oregon injury accidents.
Order the free book – it will help in dealing with the insurance companies in the aftermath of this tragedy – and then take your time in deciding whether or not to look for an attorney.