Rescuers Had to Cut Driver Out of Car After Serious Collision
Date: November 15, 2013
Location: Kerr Parkway and Lower McNary Parkway, Lake Oswego
Names: Katie Brauti, Madison Focht, Maddie Owens
Police report that around 9:45 pm, a vehicle with three teenage girls inside collided with another vehicle on Kerr Parkway and Lower McNary Parkway. Police report that the vehicle the teenage girls were in was on the wrong side of the road when the crash occurred. First responders had to cut the teenage driver of the car.
Three teens in the girl’s car were serious injured. Police report that Katie Brauti, Madison Focht and Maddie Owens all had to be transported to the hospital with serious injuries. One passenger in the other car was taken to the hospital, treated and released. His name was not released. By Saturday evening, Owens was released from the hospital. At this time, the other two teens remain in the hospital.
Police do not believe that alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, though the accident is still under investigation. No arrests were made or citations given.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to all those injured in the crash.
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.