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Oregon firefighter killed in tragic bicycle accident

An Oregon firefighter was killed in a tragic bicycle accident along I-84 near Hood River. She was dedicated to her job and was named firefighter of the year in 2010. The bicycle accident occurred when a pickup truck hit her from behind. She was thrown from her bike, and despite wearing a helmet, she died at the scene of the traffic collision.

Distracted driving still a leading accident cause

With the increase in the number of Americans owning a cell phone, it is not surprising that the number of accidents related to distracted driving has also increased. Distracted driving numbers have climbed at a startling rate, causing lawmakers in many states to pass legislation banning cell phone use while behind the wheel. However, recent studies suggest that these laws may not actually decrease the number of accidents, even in Oregon.

Lawsuit filed over bicycle accident caused by falling mattress

A Oregon man has filed a lawsuit after a mattress flew off of a moving vehicle, causing a bicycle accident. The mattress was being transported by a vehicle rented from Zipcar. He named Zipcar in the lawsuit, claiming that the company did not provide proper equipment to secure the mattress. The victim of the bicycle accident also named the non-profit organization, Outside In, the recipient of the mattress, in the lawsuit.

Settlement granted for family of auto accident victim

The Oregon family of the victim of a fatal auto accident has recently been granted a financial settlement. The lawsuit was filed against the driver of the car who caused the auto accident and two restaurants. The fatal crash was allegedly related to drunk driving and occurred on Highway 99N as the victim was driving to work. According to the report, the drunk driver drifted into the opposite lane of oncoming traffic.

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