A Vancouver WA man is under arrest after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with an Oregon Car crash on Sauvie Island. According to TV station KPTV, the driver, identified as 35 year old Ashley Siclovan, led police on a chase at speeds in excess of 100 mph for 18 miles. A police car was disabled while attempting to stop him. The chase eventually ended in an Oregon car accident when Siclovan allegedly crashed his vehicle into the gate of a state fish and wildlife office on Sauvie Island.
According to The Oregonian, Siclovan was arrested and taken to the Columbia County jail. He has been charged with felony attempt to elude, reckless driving, criminal mischief and second degree kidnapping. The last charge relates to a female passenger who he let out of the vehicle after crossing onto Sauvie Island. The woman later told police that Siclovan had refused to let her out of the car as he attempted to escape from the police. She was not arrested.
It is fortunate that no one appears to have been harmed in the incident. The chase is a reminder, however, of the damage a reckless driver can potentially cause. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a Portland reckless or high speed driver consulting with an Oregon auto accident injury lawyer at the earliest possible opportunity is a prudent course of action. An experienced Portland personal injury lawyer can offer valuable assistance, and help you determine whether your situation merits a claim for injuries or other damages suffered in an Oregon auto accident.