PORTLAND, OR – A teen driver is facing 9 charges after running multiple red lights in east Portland, causing a major collision early Saturday morning.
According to KOIN, the officers spotted the driver of a BMW speed through the red light at SE 122nd Street and Division Street at about 12:40 p.m. and initiated a pursuit. The chase was terminated when the driver ran a second light at Powell Boulevard and slammed into a Nissan sedan.
Officers were able to extricate a passenger from the BMW before it became engulfed in flames. The driver, 19-year-old Alejandro R. Velazquez attempted to flee the scene on foot but was caught and arrested a short time later.
The 21-year-old passenger of the BMW was sent the hospital along with the 25-year-old driver of the Nissan with serious injuries.
Velazquez was also hospitalized as a precaution. He has since been released and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges including: 2 counts of assault, 2 counts of reckless endangering, trying to elude by vehicle and on foot, failing to perform the duties of a driver, reckless driving, and DUI.
If you suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one due to the reckless actions of another driver in the Portland area, you could be entitled to significant compensation. The experienced Portland car accident attorney at Herron Law will make it their mission to recover the money and they justice you deserve. Contact us today at 503-367-0829 to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case.