Reckless driving charges are now on the books for a Portland man after a four-car Oregon car accident allegedly caused by his reckless driving, The Oregonian reports. The crash took place in Sherwood, near Beaverton, Oregon.
The newspaper reports that the Oregon car crash on Route 99W took place Wednesday. “Witnesses told investigators an Audi A4 was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic for several miles” along the road before it “crashed into a line of cars stopped at a red light,” the paper notes. The Audi, driven by a 31-year old Portland man, was reportedly traveling at more than 50 miles per hour when it hit a car driven by a 19-year-old Newberg woman. That collision, in turn, set off a chain reaction that damaged two other cars and left the affected stretch of road closed for more than an hour.
The drivers of both the Audi and the car he struck were taken to an area hospital with what The Oregonian describes as “non-life-threatening injuries.” The driver, meanwhile, “was arrested on charges of reckless driving” by Washington County law enforcement officials.
Stories like these are among the clearest examples one can cite of the sort of conduct our civil courts were created to address. Victims of this sort of reckless driving need to rest assured that Portland auto accident attorneys will always be available to help them obtain justice, even when criminal courts are unable to offer the closure so many people require in the wake of a tragic car crash.