Teenage Driver Collided with Bus in Estacada
Date: March 21, 2014
Location: Highway 224, Estacada
Name: Not Reported
Police report that a 16-year-old boy was operating a black Toyota sedan with his 14-year old brother and 38-year-old mother as passengers. He turned left in front of a school bus that was driving south on Highway 224. The bus was unable to stop and collided with the vehicle. The bus was empty at the time of the collision.
All three individuals in the truck were seriously injured. Two were taken to the hospital via LifeFlight helicopter, while the other was transported by ambulance. The injured parties were taken to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital where they are reported to be in serious condition. The bus driver did not report any injuries at the scene.
Many shop owners among Highway 224 believe that the frequent crashes on the road could be fixed with more lights and traffic controls, though there is no immediate plan to address the problems on that stretch of highway.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the people injured in the accident. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time and we hope you have full and fast recoveries.
After an auto accident remember to:
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.
- 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.
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.