Homemade Trailer Crashes on Interstate 84, Driver Cited
Date: August 12, 2013
Location: Interstate 84, near Milepost 27, east of Corbett in the Columbia River Gorge
Names: Damian Warner, Orbray Davis
Police have cited Orbray Davis, 45, for careless driving after he lost control of the 1982 Dodge pickup he was driving. The pickup was pulling a homemade trailer carrying scrap which separated from the truck and spilled on to the highway.
While Davis was not injured, his passenger Damian Warner, 32, sustained a minor head injury, but did not need treatment at a hospital. Both men were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
The westbound lanes of the highway were blocked for three hours until the road could be cleared of the scrap.
We extend our sympathies to the injured and hope he recovers quickly and completely.
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.