On January 24th, 2006, Oregon resident Ronald Gill was operating a tractor along a stretch of road in rural Riddle when he was struck by a cargo truck owned by local logging company S.A. Schuyler & Sons. The force of the collision ejected Gill from the tractor, which then fell on top of him, killing him instantly.
Gill’s widow filed a wrongful death suit in the case, seeking more than $2 million in damages from the company and its driver. It is claimed that the driver was exceeding the posted speed limit of 55 mph and operating the vehicle in an unsafe manner for the existing road and weather conditions. The case is scheduled to go to trial in October 2009.
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