Rear-End Crash on Highway 500 Results In Injuries
Date: August 14, 2013
Location: Highway 500
Name: Terri Tyler, Rolando Martinez
The accident occurred when Rolando Martinez, 22, was driving his Toyota pickup on the eastbound lane of Highway 500. He took the Andersen Road exit when he hit the Lexus G47 being driven by Terri Tyler, 49, as she had stopped for traffic.
Tyler sustained injuries in the crash and was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for treatment. She has been released from hospital. Martinez was not injured in the crash.
State troopers said that Martinez has been cited for following Tyler too closely. They also said that inattention was the cause of the accident.
We extend our sympathies to the injured and hope she recovers quickly and completely.
Our hearts go out to all those involved in this crash, especially Tyler, 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 well-being. Remember, you can always contact an Oregon personal injury attorney for a free consultation and evaluation of your case if you need help.