Truck Driver Cited in Crash on Highway 97 that Injures 2

Date: April 4, 2014
Location: Highway 97, South of Madras
Names: Dharam Vir, Kelly Gross

A truck driver has been cited for a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 on Friday that injured two.

Dharam Vir, 43, was driving a walnut truck on Highway 97 south of Madras when he rear ended a Chevy Tahoe driven by Kelly Gross, 46. The Chevy had begun stopping to turn left into southwest Jericho Lane at the time of the crash.

The commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with walnuts rear ended the Tahoe and caused much damage it. Both Vir and Gross sustained minor injuries in the crash and were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Oregon police investigating the accident said that Vir has been cited for careless driving.

We extend our sympathies to the injured and hope they recover quickly and completely.

Our hearts go out to all those involved in this crash, especially Gross, and we hope for a full recovery. In the wake of such a crash, it can be hard to know what to do.

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.

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.

Protect your rights:

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.



About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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