Four People Injured in Two-Car Crash on Hwy 240
Date: August 6, 2013
Location: Highway 240, near Newberg
Names: Andres B. Classen, Cindy McClain, Sarah Gillania, Joseph Bareither
The accident occurred when the 1991 Plymouth 4-door driven by Andres B. Classen, 20, on Highway 240 went onto the shoulder after he lost control. Classen then overcorrected and hit a 2004 Ford pickup driven by Cindy McClain, 54, in the rear.
The collision injured Classen and two of his passengers Sarah Gillania, 19, who was in the rear passenger seat and Joseph Bareither, 21, who was in the front passenger seat. Bareither was taken by air to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The other two sustained minor injuries while the third passenger in the car was not injured. McClain also sustained minor injuries.
We extend our sincere sympathies to the injured and hope they recover quickly and completely.
Our hearts go out to all those involved in this crash, especially Bareither, and we hope for a full recovery. In the wake of such a crash, it can be hard to know what to do.
After an auto accident remember to:
1. Take care of your body:
- Get medical treatment and keep treating until stable.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for referrals and to seek out doctors you can trust.
- Keep all of your medical bills and medical records relating to the crash.
2. Collect evidence:
- Take photos at the scene of your car, their car, your injuries, and anything else that seems relevant.
- When you get home, write down any details you remember after the accident.
- File an Oregon Traffic and Insurance Report within 72 hours of the accident. Keep your copy.
- Get a copy of your police report (if one was filed).
- Keep track of the damage done to your vehicle and document repairs with photos.
- Do not give recorded statements to any insurance company without talking to a competent Portland car accident attorney.
3. Protect your rights:
- Read 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case
- Keep good records of your treatment, damages, lost wages, etc.
- Get all correspondence with insurance companies in writing.
- Find out your statute of limitations.
This process can feel confusing and overwhelming, especially when you are in pain and worried about your financial wellbeing. Remember, you can always contact an Oregon personal injury attorney for a free consultation and evaluation of your case if you need help.