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Distracted driving still a leading accident cause

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.

Settlement granted for family of auto accident victim

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.

Distracted driving: more than just texting behind the wheel

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.

Is state responsible for auto accident caused by road defect?

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.

Head-on auto accident sends several people to hospital

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.

Auto accident claims 2 lives, could be linked to road condition

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.

Auto accident leads to serious injuries for man on motorcycle

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.

Car crash caused by man who fainted while driving

An Oregon man is facing charges after he fainted behind the wheel, causing a serious car crash. Three vehicles were involved in the car crash, and the 19-year-old driver apparently admitted to officers on the scene that he was intentionally holding his breath while driving through the tunnel. After he fainted, his vehicle veered into another lane and collided with two other vehicles.

Woman facing manslaughter charges after fatal car accident

An Oregon woman has been officially charged with manslaughter after a fatal car accident claimed the lives of two people. She was charged upon her release from the hospital, but the fatal car accident took place last month. At the time of the incident, law enforcement officers suspected that she was driving while under the influence of intoxicants. Inhibited driving caused by any intoxicating substance is illegal.

Oregon woman blamed for wrong-way crash related to drunk driving

Law enforcement personnel in Washington County say an Oregon woman was responsible for a drunk driving crash that was caused when she drove on the wrong side of the road. Three people were injured in the wrong way crash, and the authorities believe that the woman may have been driving without her headlights on, despite the fact that the crash occurred after dark. The apparent drunk driving accident occurred as she was driving the wrong way on Oregon 99 West.

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