PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The parents of a boy who died after a falling tree struck the car his mother was driving seek $2.5 million in a lawsuit against the owners of the Portland property from which the tree fell.
The lawsuit filed Thursday in Multnomah County asserts the property owners should have known the cedar tree was dead and posed a risk of toppling onto Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard during a windy night in December 2014.
At the time that the tree fell, 11-year-old Thomas Graham and his mother were heading home to Lake Oswego. After getting struck by the tree, the car continued and hit another tree.
Graham was a sixth-grader at Lake Oswego Junior High School.