Two Vancouver Teens Die in Crash

Date: October 31, 2014

Location: Northeast 136th Avenue and 4th Street, Vancouver

Names: William W. McCulloch & Shaun M. Hvass

Two Vancouver Teens Die in Crash

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Two teens died after a car crashed into a pole on Friday night in Vancouver.

The car crashed into a pole near Northeast 136th Avenue and 4th Street around 9:45 pm.

Extreme speed was a factor in the crash as the car appeared to be traveling at 90 mph. The impact caused the car to split in half.

William W. McCulloch, 17, and Shaun M. Hvass, 18, died at the scene.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of the dead teens.

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.
  4.  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 November 4, 2014, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, Injuries to Children and Minors, speeding and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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