Portland, OR – Two Killed in Crash with Bus on Highway 99EOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (February 5, 2021) – A crash reported in the Portland area claimed the lives of two people while leaving several others injured. On the evening of February 3, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 99 East.
Reports from authorities show that a Ford truck collided with a Cherriots mini-bus on the highway near Boones Ferry Road. The impact of the crash caused severe damage to the two vehicles.
The driver of the bus, who was identified as 51-year-old Rachel Bunting, and the driver of the truck, who was identified as 26-year-old Jordan Chandler, were both fatally injured. Both victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Three passengers in the bus were injured as well as one person in the Ford. The victims, who were identified as Phillip Splawn, Chelsea Arredondo, German Gomez Paz, and Brooke Fisher were all transported to local hospitals with injuries. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of Rachel Bunting and Jordan Chandler.
Our thoughts are with Phillip Splawn, Chelsea Arredondo, German Gomez Paz, and Brooke Fisher. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 500 people lose their lives in vehicle accidents across the state of Oregon. In many instances, vehicle collisions are completely preventable. In Oregon, as well as other states across our country, the leading causes of traffic collisions are negligence and recklessness. When drivers fail to control their vehicles, engage in distracting behaviors, drive impaired, or operate their vehicles irresponsibly, it can have a detrimental impact on their lives as well as the lives of others sharing the road.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, their families are often left to bear unimaginable mental and emotional consequences. To make matters even worse, families are often forced to go without a reliable source of income while having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on end-of-life arrangements. When victims are killed unexpectedly as a result of the actions of others, it is crucial that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified wrongful death attorney in Oregon as soon as possible. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, families may have an array of legal options available to help them move forward and get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one.
The Oregon car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping bereaved families recover after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims. We put together solid cases on behalf of families to ensure they are in the best position possible. Our team works diligently to investigate each accident, put together solid cases on behalf of our clients, and fight to ensure justice is served. If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon by calling (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the legal options available for you.
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