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Heroin dealers held responsible in Portland man's overdose death

A 33-year-old Portland man died following a heroin overdose and police say the men that provided the heroin supply have been held responsible. The three men involved in the case pleaded guilty and were sentenced for their crimes on Oct. 7. These latest convictions may now set a solid ground for a potential personal injury claim.

Forklift accident results in serious injury of man

Sometimes, seemingly-unrelated factors can make the difference between life and death for a seriously injured person. Such was the case of a man who was involved in a warehouse accident in Portland late last month. The man obtained more than one serious injury and according to paramedics, the fact that the refrigerated warehouse where the incident occurred had a temperature of only five degrees likely played an important part in his survival.

Police officer, woman injured in Portland crash

In a recent news report, an accident occurred in southeast Portland ion a Sunday in September at about 11:30 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they discovered a woman lying in the street, thrown from her Toyota sedan. The 43-year-old driver was said to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, though no further description of the basis for that statement was provided.

Several injured in four-car crash

In a recent car accident in Multnomah County, a driver traveling too fast on the wet roadway lost control of her car and caused a four-car accident on Interstate 205. The 20-year-old driver from Portland spun around in her Toyota, crossed a median and ended up positioned perpendicular to the highway. Police say she was on the curve of an on-ramp when she lost control.

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