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Crash on SE Railroad (Photo) - 11/29/19

Case #19-009550               CRASH ON SE RAILROAD AVE.

Date: 11/29/2019

On 11/29/2019 at 12:35pm, Milwaukie Police responded to a two vehicle crash on SE Railroad Avenue just east of SE Beckman Avenue. When police arrived on scene, they found a black Chrysler 200 facing west on its side, in the ditch, along the railroad tracks. The second vehicle, a silver Ford Focus, was also facing west blocking both lanes of travel.

The driver of the Chrysler, 29-year-old Reade Finucane and his 22-month-old son Brayden, who was in a child seat in back, were assisted out of the car by Police and Clackamas County Fire Fighters to be tended to by medics.

The driver of the Ford Focus, 25-year-old Sarah Hussey and her 7-year-old son Ryder, who was also in a child seat in back, were able to exit their vehicle to be tended to by the medics on scene.

During the investigation it was determined Mr. Finucane was driving west on SE Railroad Avenue and veered into the east bound lane. Mrs. Hussey was driving east bound on SE Railroad Avenue and attempted to swerve to her right to avoid the collision unsuccessfully. The impact of the crash spun Mrs. Hussey’s vehicle 180 degrees to its resting point. Mr. Finucane’s vehicle continued at an angle where it ended up on its side in the ditch along the tracks. The cause of Mr. Finucane’s maneuver into the east bound lane could not be determined during the investigation.

Mr. Finucane and his son Brayden were transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Mr. Finucane for possible minor head trauma/concussion and his son Brayden went for evaluation due to his age.

Mrs. Hussey and her son Ryder were also transported to a local hospital. Mrs. Hussey had complaint of minor pain in her left leg. Ryder had no complaint of pain at the time of the investigation.

Traffic was diverted for just over an hour onto SE Beckman Avenue and SE Stanley Avenue during the incident and until both vehicles could be removed from the scene. Union Pacific Railroad was notified of the crash and resumed normal operations after the scene was cleared.

A citation was issued to Mr. Finucane for; Failure to Drive Within Lane/ORS - 811.370.

 

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