Nicole Nelson learned the hard way that if one rides with an impaired driver one gets a ticket to the ER for surgery
Washington County Sheriff’s Office:
Early on May 1, 2016, Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene of a roll-over crash on NW West Union Road near NW 203rd Place. The passenger was pinned under the car and the driver had minor injuries. Both were hospitalized, deputies are still investigating the crash.
On May 1, 2016, at about 1:26 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a serious crash on NW West Union Road near NW 203rd Pl. in the community of Rock Creek. A car was reported overturned in a field.
Sheriff’s Deputies and Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived and found the female passenger, 39-year-old Nicole Nelson of Hillsboro, pinned under the black 2002 BMW 325i. Firefighters used hydraulic tools to lift the car and get Ms. Nelson out.
The driver of the car, 38-year-old Cary Lovelady of Hillsboro, was already out of the car when deputies arrived. Lovelady and Nelson were both transported by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital. Lovelady had minor injuries and Nelson’s injuries were life threatening.
The Washington County Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team was called to the scene to investigate the crash. Their preliminary investigation indicates that Lovelady was driving west on NW West Union Rd. and was entering a 40 MPH curve at a high rate of speed. He started to go off the road and then overcorrected his steering, losing control of the car and putting it into a roll. At this time, investigators believe that both alcohol and speed were factors in the crash. No other vehicles were involved and Lovelady’s license is currently suspended.
Lovelady may face felony DUII charges because of prior convictions for DUII and additional charges for injuries Nelson suffered in the crash. The investigation is continuing, no charges have been filed at this time.