Car Crashed into Log Truck, Drivers Both Injured
Date: April 1, 2014
Location: Interstate 5, Sutherlin
Name: Not Named
Police report that a red Jeep was traveling south bound around 11 am on Interstate 5. Around milepost 135, the driver either lost control or had a mechanical issue. The driver then side swiped a log truck traveling in the right lane, causing both vehicles to crash.
The woman driving the Jeep had to be taken to an area hospital for treatment. The log truck driver was also transported for treatment. Their current conditions are not known and their names have not been released. It was not reported if there were any passengers in their vehicles at the time of the collision.
Speed and alcohol have not been mentioned as factors in the crash, and it appears that the collision may have been the result of mechanical failure. Seat belt use was not mentioned. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
We would like to express out deepest sympathies to the people injured in this terrible accident. We hope you have rapid and complete recoveries from your injuries and our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
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.