Bend Man Crashes Pickup Truck on Highway 126 & Passenger Dies

Date: September 12, 2014

Location: Highway 126 in Lane County

Name: Beverly Louise Calhoun

Bend Man Crashes Pickup Truck on Highway 126 & Passenger Dies

Open road and highway

An 87-year-old passenger died when driver crashed his pickup into a tree along highway 126.

Around 3:30 pm, William L. Calhoun, 65, was driving a Toyota pickup when he drove off the road and hit a tree. His mother, Beverly Louise Calhoun was trapped in the vehicle and was removed by EMS personnel. She was flown to Sacred Hearts Medical Center at RiverBend with critical injuries and died after arrival at the hospital.

Both the driver, who received minor injuries, and passenger were wearing their seat belts.

Oregon State Troopers are investigating the crash and added that driver fatigue is a possible contributing factor.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Beverly Louise Calhoun.

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:

  1.  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.
  2.  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.
  3.  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.


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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