Morrow County Sheriffs, Stanfield Police, Oregon State Police and the Hermiston Fire Department responded to a rollover accident where two individuals were injured at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday across from the Space Age Gas Station along Highway 207 in Hermiston.
The driver of the vehicle, 39-year-old Tulio Umana Careres of Hermiston, was heading northbound on Highway 207 near Stanfield?Meadows Road entering a left curve. According to an Oregon State Police report, the vehicle traveled straight off the highway and rolled at least twice before coming to rest on its left side.
Shane and Lori Kent said they were leaving the gas station and witnessed the accident in their rearview mirror. Shane Kent said they were headed southbound on Highway 207 when they saw the vehicle flip and roll all the way down the hillside next to the road.
It was just spinning like a top, he said.
Lori Kent, a nurse from Langlois, Ore., said, after witnessing the accident, the couple decided they should turn around and try to help.
The Kents were the second set of people to respond to the accident. Upon reaching the scene, Shane Kent broke the rear window and pulled a passenger 15-year-old Alberto Umana out of the back of the truck. Eduardo Umana, 62, the boys grandfather was found underneath the vehicle.
Lori Kent said she spent the next couple of minutes giving the boy CPR before the police arrived.
I was giving him CPR, and within the next few minutes I saw his head just drop, she said. He didnt have a pulse.
Both Alberto Umana and Eduardo Umana were transported by ground ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston.
Alberto Umana was then later transferred by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, where he is in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle, Careres, was checked at the scene and was not taken to a hospital, according to the police report.