Beaverton Man Arrested for Hit-and-Run Death on Sunset Highway
February 12, 2018
Hit and run accidents are some of the most troubling kind of car accidents, because they normally involve the following:
- A person who has a made a conscious decision to flee the scene of an accident.
- Damage to a vehicle or property.
- And, lastly, it can sometimes even combine personal injury or even a fatality.
Unfortunately, this story involves all three factors. Police arrested a 59-year old man in connection with a hit-and-run car accident occurring on the Sunset Highway near the tunnel.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Details and Allegations
The following details and allegations surrounding the fatal hit and run accident were gathered from local news reports and police documents:1
- Police took the 59-year-old into custody following the hit-and-run accident that killed a 31-year-old woman and seriously injured another 45-year-old man.
- The accident occurred east of the Vista Tunnel on Sunset Highway right around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8.
- Police had to shut down westbound traffic for hours on Highway 26 between the tunnel and downtown.
- Police allege the driver left the scene of the accident, but then later called and told authorities that he might have been a part of the accident.
- Police showed up at the defendant’s residence on the 14100 block of Southwest Martingale Court and served a search warrant to retrieve his 2009 Volkswagen Jetta.2
- The defendant was taken and booked into Multnomah County Detention Center on Tuesday, August 9.
- The defendant was charged with two felony counts for hit and run, one count for reckless driving, and one count for driving under the influence (DUI), according to Police records.
- The defendant’s vehicle was impounded for evidence at the Portland Police impound lot.
What to Do Immediately Following a Hit and Run Accident
State law requires that drivers involved in an accident stop their vehicles and perform the following steps:
- Check to see about the welfare of all passengers, drivers, and pedestrians.
- Provide any first aid or call for emergency, if paramedics are needed.
- Call law enforcement, so they can take an accurate report from all those involved.
- If law enforcement isn’t required, then exchange driver’s licenses, proof of insurance and names and phone numbers.
- Be sure to get contact information from witnesses, if any are available.
- Contact your insurance company to let them know about the accident. If you have the other driver’s insurance contact information, contact them as well.
Contact a Beaverton Hit and Run Accident Attorney at the Weimar Law Offices
Have you or a loved one been the victim of a hit-and-run accident? If so, call Beaverton Hit and Run Accident Attorney Linda Weimar, who has defended numerous hit and run cases and helped those victims get the justice they deserved and compensation for any damages they may have been inflicted upon victims and their property. Since 1997, Attorney Linda Weimar has been dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to injured people and seeking justice for them, while holding negligent parties accountable for their careless and reckless actions.
Call us today to set up a free, no-obligation consult at (503) 640-5000, or email us using the Contact form on this page. From our offices in Beaverton, Attorney Linda Weimar represents people with various types of personal injury claims throughout Washington County, including in West Side and Hillsboro.
1“Driver arrested in Hwy 26 hit-run that killed one” published on KOIN 6 News, August 2016.
2“Beaverton man held after fatal hit-and-run on Sunset Highway” published in Beaverton Valley Times, August 2016.