One Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash near Lafayette, Oregon
Date: August 18, 2013
Location: 99W intersection with Highway 18 north of Lafayette
Names: Arland D. McDougall, Johnny Johnson Jr.
The accident occurred when Arland D. McDougall, 83, drove his 1976 Ford pickup across the grass verge of 99W at its intersection with Highway 18, north of Lafayette. His pickup crashed into the passenger side of a Dodge pickup that was southbound on the 99W.
McDougall is believed to be seriously injured and was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.
The driver of the Dodge, Johnny Johnson Jr., 43, and his 18-year-old female passenger were not hurt in the collision. Police are continuing to investigate the crash.
We extend our sympathies to the injured and hope he recovers completely and quickly.
Our hearts go out to all those involved in this crash, especially McDougall, 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.
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