Driver Cited after Running Stop Sign, Injured
Date: December 3, 2013
Location: Highway 20, Albany
Names: Tomas A. Garza, Ethan Glaser
Tomas A. Garza, 42, was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 20 from a stop sign on Independence Highway. As he was turning, his Honda Civic was hit by a Subaru station wagon on the driver’s side of his vehicle. The Subaru was driven by Ethan Glaser, 25, of Albany.
Garza was seriously injured in the accident. After first responders pulled him from the wreckage, he was rushed to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for treatment. His current condition is not known. Glaser was not reported to have been injured in the accident. It was not mentioned if there were any passengers in either vehicle. Seat belt use was not confirmed for either party.
Garza was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. The highway was blocked in both directions for a little less than an hour following the collision, so police could investigate and clear the scene.
We would like to express our best wishes for a full recovery to the man seriously injured in this accident, Mr. Tomas Garza. We hope you are able to recover completely.
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.
1. 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.