Cave Junction Man Dies in Rollover Crash Along Deer Creek Road Near Selma
Date: August 24, 2014
Location: Deer Creek Road near Selma
Name: Lex Alan Johnson
On Sunday morning a 1999 Ford F250 pickup truck was traveling west on Deer Creek Road when it failed to negotiate a sharp left turn. The Oregon State Police said the driver, Lex Alan Johnson, 26, lost control and the pickup rolled over and rested on its top.
Johnson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene under the crashed truck.
Lucas Harris, 21, who had been in the back of the pickup truck was taken to Three River Community Hospital in Grants Pass with non-life-threatening injuries. The other three people in the truck were not injured.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we express our deepest sympathies toward the friends and family of Johnson.
While many single-car accidents seem uncomplicated, there are sometimes other factors to consider. If you have been injured in a single- car accident, like the one described here, you may be able to receive compensation in several instances:
- If poor road conditions, poor signage, or bad traffic control contributed to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the city, county, or state. In cases against a public body, you may only have 180 days to file a tort claim notice (in most cases) so act quickly to protect your rights.
- If the car’s mechanic was negligent in his last repairs, contributing to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the mechanic or his business.
- If the car’s manufacturer was negligent, you may be able to file a product liability suit against them. Car manufacturers have often been held accountable for design defects and manufacturing defects, and these lawsuits help ensure that future drivers are not hurt by negligent safety standards.
If you have been injured in a single-car accident that you believe may not have been your fault, you can call a Portland car accident lawyer for help with your investigation at 503-222-4411. Or you can learn more about filing your own claim by reading the book 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.