Car Crash Still Under Investigation After 4 Were Injured

Date: September 20, 2013
Location: Highway 97, Chemult
Names: Marilyn Christian, George D. Stone, Albert Christian, Debi Stone

A two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 resulted to injuries to four people on Friday, September 20, 2013 in the early afternoon.

Police report that Marilyn Christian, 75, from Klamath Falls, was operating her gray Acura sport utility vehicle in the northbound lane of Highway 97. In the southbound lane, a Ford F-150 pulling a travel trailer was being driven by George D. Stone, 64, of Petaluma, Calif. Christian then crossed the center line of the highway and collided with the F-150.

Both Christian her passenger and husband, Albert Christian, 74, were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Stone and his wife and passenger, Debi Stone, were transported for injuries as well, though their injuries were non life-threatening. All parties involved were wearing seatbelts and the airbags in both vehicles deployed. The trailer that was being pulled was completely destroyed in the accident.

The accident is still under investigation by Oregon State Police. Police report that driver fatigue might have been a factor in the collision. No citations have been issued or arrests made, and it does not appear that any are anticipated.

We would like to express our best wishes for a full recovery to all the parties involved in this accident.

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:

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.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on September 28, 2013, in Auto Insurance Lawyers, Oregon Car Accidents, Portland car accidents and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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