Single-Car Accident During Rain Causes Fatality
Date: June 13, 2013
Location: Highway 126, Noti
Name: Patricia Darlene Dunning
Police believe that Dunning was traveling eastbound on Highway 126 when she lost control of her vehicle. Her Dodge Neon traveled off an embankment and then struck a telephone pole on the driver’s side door of the vehicle. It then flipped onto its side, coming to rest in a ditch on the side of the road. The telephone pole was broken from the accident and the power lines came down around the vehicle.
When emergency responders made it to the vehicle, it was discovered that the Dunning had died as a result of the collision, despite the fact that she was wearing safety restraints when the accident happened. Police report that she was driving with a suspended license. It was also reported that weather may have been a factor in the crash. Rainfall was reported to be heavy at the time of the accident and the roadway was wet.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Patricia Darlene Dunning. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.
Accidents like this are commonly caused by wet roads and ice. When these conditions occur, you need to be especially careful. Unfortunately, in most cases these accidents are considered the fault of the driver. But, in some cases, the accident may have been caused by poor road conditions, other drivers’ bad judgment, or another reason not readily apparent. Personal injury lawyers have experience with these types of investigations, or you can hire a personal investigator with experience in auto crashes.
Even if the insurance company finds you at fault, you can still pursue getting your bills paid through your PIP policy coverage. If you need help dealing with the insurance company, or just want to discuss your legal options for ensuring that your damages are paid, our Portland personal injury lawyers can help.