Three Injured, One Dead in Mt. Hood Ave. Collision
Date: December 8, 2013
Location: Mount Hood Avenue, Woodburn
Names: Not Released
Very few details have been released at this time. It was reported that the crash was a two vehicle accident that happened in the in the 1400 block of Mount Hood Ave in the late afternoon. It was not reported how many passengers were in each vehicle or how the crash occurred.
The injuries appear to be serious, as three of the people involved in the accident had to be LifeFlighted to area hospitals for emergency treatment. One of the drivers died at the scene. The death of that driver appeared to be from an unrelated medical condition, and may have been the main contributing cause of the accident.
No names have been released of the people involved, and the current conditions of those who were injured are not known. At this time, the accident is under investigation.
We would like to wish the parties injured in the accident fast and full recoveries. We hope that you are able to recuperate fully and suffer no lasting effects due to this serious, life changing collision. Our best wishes are with you.
Sometimes, a driver is unable to drive safely because of a medical problem and causes an accident. In some circumstances, the driver may be liable, but in others they may not. In cases like this, a car accident attorney can help you investigate the true cause of the crash.
Some common instances include:
- The medication the driver was taking impaired their driving
- The driver’s medical condition caused them to lose of control of the vehicle
- The driver has experienced sudden loss of hearing, vision, or reflexes
- The driver has a heart attack while driving
If the driver took too much of the medication, for example, they (and their auto insurance policy) may be liable for any injuries, but if they were misdiagnosed or given the wrong medication, a medical provider or pharmacy might be liable. It is crucial that liability be thoroughly investigated in any crash with an unknown cause.
Hiring a competent Portland personal injury attorney is a great first step to getting the investigation process started. Some attorneys will even do this investigation without any costs out of your pocket.