Sparling family files lawsuit against trucking company

Posted by on March 18th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

According to The Oregonian, the family of Tracey Sparling — the 19-year who was killed when a cement truck turned right into her in October 2007 — has filed a lawsuit against the trucking company.

Here’s more from The Oregonian:

“The suit was filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court against the driver and his company. The suit accuses the driver of negligence for not yielding the right of way under Oregon law and failing to use his mirrors and control the vehicle owned by Rinker Materials.”


The truck driver was not cited by police issued a citation by the Portland Police Bureau for Failure to Yield to a bicycle in a bike lane but he was not charged by the district attorney’s office.

– Read more about the lawsuit in The Oregonian.

– Read more about Tracey Sparling in the BikePortland archives.

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    jenni March 18, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    the driver of the truck was sited, the oregonian got it wrong.
    http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2008/01/_the_driver_of_a.html

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    Jonathan Maus (Editor) March 19, 2009 at 7:11 am

    wow. can’t believe i made that error. thanks for the heads up jenni. I actually reported on that citation as well. i had just forgotten and then read the Oregonian’s latest story and reprinted their error.

    I have fixed the story and i regret any confusion it may have caused. thanks.

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    Dillon March 19, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Jesus, KATU has some great comments on their site.
    http://www.katu.com/news/local/41475772.html

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