Add Safety Measures to Westland Rd in Hermiston, OR.
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We would like to get the county of Umatilla in Hermiston, Oregon to take action in adding safety measures to Westland, Rd. We would like to see Umatilla County add a divider or barrier of some sorts, along with some kind of lighting to this road. Just driving down this road you see multiple crosses, animal carcuses that have been hit, accidents that have happened and are waiting to happen. On April 15th my little brother and his 2 friends were on their way to see the Local Hermiston Midget Wrestling. They were 5 minutes away from the venue when they were hit by a drunk driver. With nowhere to go to get out of the way, they ended up in a ditch in front of someone's house. Umatilla Fire and Rescue used the jaws of life to get my brother out of the car, he was transported by life flight to Kadlec Trauma center. When he arrived he was treated for multiple cuts on his face (which required a plastic surgeon), a dislocated hand and hip, that needed pins and radiation to repair. His friends suffered a severe concussion and major cuts and bruises, they stayed and were treated at Good Shepard's Hospital in Hermiston. I was one of the first cars up there, when I got the call. The road was so dark, I couldn't even see the bright red Ford sedan they were in. We need to prevent more lives from being injured or killed. In the weekend of April 14-16 there has been multiple accidents including 2 Life Flights to Kadlec Hospital in Richland, WA. There are multiple videos posted on Umatilla Fire and Rescue Facebook of Westland, RD aiding accidents. Including the one of the life flight of my Brother and his 2 friends. Just to name a few I've added a link to all the accidents on this road:
All messages added below will be printed out and sent to Umatilla County and Hermiston County Officials, I have all their email address, they will be sent electronically as well.
Everyone who's travels this road and lives in this area knows there's a problem, now lets fix it. Not only will added safety measures help the people of Hermiston, Umatilla County in their daily lives. It will save the town/county money and time on legal issues, cleaning up accidents, first responders time and other community sources. Also, will help bring new tourist to this town who feel safe in driving their families to Hermiston/Umatilla County. In return will bring revenue to this area for all Small Businesses and travel spots.
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