Two Men Injured in Head-On Collision near Brooks, Oregon

Date: September 19, 2013
Location: Portland Road NE near Waconda Road NE, near Brooks, Oregon
Names: Jose Silverio Lopez Llamas, Ebelia Duran Negrete

One man sustained serious, life-threatening injuries on September 19 after a head-on collision near Brooks while the other driver suffered from minor injuries.

According to police reports the accident occurred when a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Ebelia Duran Negrete, 49, on Highway 99E crossed the centerline and hit the 2002 Mitsubishi Galant four-door driven by Jose Silverio Lopez Llamas, 46. An OSP trooper who witnessed the accident called for help and started medical response.

While Negrete sustained minor injuries, Llamas had to be extricated from the wreck by a Jaws of Life equipment before being air lifted to hospital.

Police have cited Negrete with failure to maintain lane of travel and lack of operator’s license.

We extend our sympathies to the injured men and hope they both recover completely and quickly.

Our hearts go out to all those involved in this crash, especially Llamas, 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:

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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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 30, 2013, in Automobile Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents, Portland personal injury attorneys and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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