Two Injured in Head-On Collision in Brownsville Oregon
Date: December 2, 2013
Location: Highway 228, Brownsville
Names: Rhonda K. Horner, William Brady
At approximately 7:00 pm, Rhonda K. Horner, 60, from Halsey was traveling westbound on Highway 228 in her 2006 Honda Accord. William Brady,46, from Crawfordsville was traveling eastbound in the opposite lane in his sport utility vehicle. Horner then crossed the center line of the highway and collided head on with Brady.
Both parties were injured in the accident. Horner had to be extricated from her vehicle, and was then air lifted to Sacred Heart Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Her current condition was not reported. Brady suffered minor injuries and was treated at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
Brady was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Horner’s seatbelt use has not been confirmed. No citations were issued in the collision and the accident is still under investigation. Following the accident, the highway had to be closed for approximately 90 minutes and police investigated and cleared the scene.
We would like to wish both of the injured parties involved, Rhonda K. Horner and William Brady, fast and full recoveries. Our best wishes are with you as you recuperate.
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.