Four Injured on I-5 after Driver on Drugs Crashed into Oncoming Traffic

Date: September 24, 2013
Location: I-5 north of Brownsville
Names: Curtis Fogelquist, Joseph Bertrand, Aaron L. Brown, Jolene Powell

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash caused by a driver on drugs on Tuesday on the I-5 near Brownsville.

According to reports the accident occurred when the 1995 BMW sedan driven by Aaron L. Brown, 28, crossed the median and hit an Oldsmobile Alero driven by Curtis Fogelquist. Both Fogelquist and his passenger Joseph Bertrand were treated in hospital for minor injuries. Brown and his passenger Jolene Powell were not using safety restraints and sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police found a firearm and meth in Brown’s car. They have charged him with driving under the influence of drugs, unlawful possession of methamphetamine (a controlled substance), unlawful possession of a firearm, driving while suspended, and fourth degree assault.

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

Our hearts go out to all those involved in this crash, 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.


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 October 2, 2013, in Automobile Accidents, Drunk Driving, Oregon Personal Injury Attorney and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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