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.
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.
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.
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.
Two young women were killed in a fatal car accident along Oregon's Highway 47. This fatal accident took place in Forest Grove and the two victims were students at Pacific University. A witness account of the fatal car accident who attempted to render aid to them verifies that the young women, ages 18 and 19, were dead upon impact.
The consumption of alcohol greatly diminishes an individual's ability to make rational decisions. When that is coupled with being behind the wheel of a vehicle, a serious or fatal car accident could be the result. The Oregon State Police are determining whether it was a mixture of alcohol and driving that caused the death of a woman in the early morning hours of March 27.