Fatal Traffic Crash on I-84 East of Pendleton Leaves One Dead

Date: September 25, 2014

Location: I-84 East near Pendleton

Name: Greg White

Fatal Traffic Crash on I-84 East of Pendleton Leaves One Dead

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Yesterday morning a fatal traffic crash occurred along the eastbound lanes of I-84 about 12 miles east of Pendleton.

A police officer saw a single vehicle crash around 5am about 20 feet off the lane near milepost 223. An unresponsive male was found inside an extensively damaged 1990 Ford F250 pickup lying on its side.

The driver, 29-year-old Greg White of Pendleton, was found dead and was not using safety restraints.

The Oregon State Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

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

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.

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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.

Posted on September 26, 2014, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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