Laws are a part of life, especially when on the road. In fact, following the rules of the road is a significant responsibility for all motorists. This can help to avoid accidents, which can result in injuries and even death in some cases. It turns out this may have been what happened in a recent car crash in Oregon.
State police responded to a serious accident on Highway 99E on the afternoon of Sept. 22, according to local sources. Oregon authorities are still investigating the cause of the car crash that claimed one life and injured two other individuals. So far, no charges have been filed in association with the incident.
There are many causes of car accidents. Some are caused by inattention or distraction, while others may be caused by being under the influence of alcohol or some other drug. Depending on the circumstances, the person police believe caused the accident may face some sort of consequence as a result. While the charges and consequences may vary, leaving the scene of the car crash could make the situation worse. One man in Oregon has been hospitalized after a car accident in which the driver allegedly ran from the scene.
With the increase in the number of Americans owning a cell phone, it is not surprising that the number of accidents related to distracted driving has also increased. Distracted driving numbers have climbed at a startling rate, causing lawmakers in many states to pass legislation banning cell phone use while behind the wheel. However, recent studies suggest that these laws may not actually decrease the number of accidents, even in Oregon.
The Oregon family of the victim of a fatal auto accident has recently been granted a financial settlement. The lawsuit was filed against the driver of the car who caused the auto accident and two restaurants. The fatal crash was allegedly related to drunk driving and occurred on Highway 99N as the victim was driving to work. According to the report, the drunk driver drifted into the opposite lane of oncoming traffic.
Oregon drivers know that distracted driving is a danger to every motorist and passenger on the roads and highways. The term "distracted driving" can be used to describe many different types of driving, perhaps most commonly for texting behind the wheel. However, it is possible that even some safety features, such as navigational apps, could also pose a risk for distraction.
Should the state of Oregon be held responsible for any auto accident that could have been caused by a road defect? There those who believe that crashes on a particular roadway could be related to the negligence of the state. It is possible that a metal joint placed drivers at an increased risk of an auto accident while on a "flyover," or bridge.
A head-on auto accident on Oregon's Highway 211 left several people injured and requiring medical treatment, according to law enforcement. The accident occurred when a pickup truck and a four-door sedan collided, leaving a few people inside the vehicles unable to escape without assistance. This auto accident is still under investigation by police and accident reconstructionists.
A tragic auto accident in Oregon has claimed the lives of two elderly residents of the state. The auto accident took place on Highway 22, and the wife died at the scene of the accident. The 90-year-old husband was taken for medical treatment, but he later died as a result of the severe injuries he had suffered.
An auto accident in the Beaverton area of Oregon has landed one man in the hospital for medical treatment. The auto accident occurred when a truck hit a motorcycle head on. The man driving the truck purportedly left his vehicle and fled from the scene of the accident. Because of an eyewitness account of the accident from a local firefighter, law enforcement was able to make an arrest.