Boy, 5, airlifted from traffic crash near Redland; man arrested on DUII charges

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: June 17, 2013, 10:44 a.m.

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Crash-scene photos: [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
Booking photo: Norman Samuel Dallas

At about 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 16th, the Clackamas County Sheriff's office responded to the area of S. Fischers Mill Rd. -- near S. Princess Ct., near Redland, OR -- following reports of an injury traffic crash involving two vehicles.

Four people have been transported to area hospitals after being extricated from the vehicles by Clackamas Fire District #1 personnel -- including a 5-year-old boy who was transported by Life Flight air ambulance.

A suspect involved in the crash was arrested on multiple charges, including DUII.

Initial reports indicate that a pickup truck with a single occupant was headed westbound when it lost control and hit an eastbound sedan driven by an aunt with two minor children.  

The Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) was called to investigate the crash, due to the serious injuries and possibility of alcohol involvement.
S. Fischers Mill Rd was closed between S. Hattan Rd. and S. Ridge Rd to facilitate the investigation.

No victim names are being released at this time. All are expected to survive.

As a result of the traffic crash and ensuing investigation, Norman Samuel Dallas, age 72, of Oregon City -- was arrested and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
  • Assault 2
  • Assault 3
  • Assault 4
  • Criminal Mischief 2
  • Recklessly Endangering (3-counts)
  • Reckless Driving

Full inmate information is here. Bail is set at $15,000.

Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, when Norman Dallas was driving his Dodge pickup truck.

The 5-year old boy who was airlifted from the scene is reported to have severe facial injuries, but is expected to survive.  

The driver of the Oldsmobile received a broken leg, and the other passenger survived with minor injuries.

S. Fischers Mill Rd. is once again open for travel.


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Contact Info:
Robert Wurpes, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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