Two Mapleton High School Students Die in Car Crash

Date: November 6, 2014

Location: Highway 126W

Names: Abigail Boydston & Weston Bowman

Two Mapleton High School Students Die in Car Crash

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Thursday morning around 7am, two Mapleton High School students died and three were injured in a car crash on Highway 126W one mile east of Mapleton.

Oregon State Troopers found the vehicle upside down at the bottom of a steep embankment.

Abigail Boydston, 17, of Noti, and Weston Bowman, 16, of Mapleton, died in the crash. The other three students in the car were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Abigail Boydston and Weston Bowman.  We wish all the other involved in the crash a full and speedy recovery.

If a child is injured, the statute of limitations is complicated. ORS 12.160 states that the time for bringing the lawsuit does not start being counted until the child turns 18. However, the time limit will never be extended for more than five years, nor will it be extended for more than one year after the child’s 18th birthday.

In general, if a child is 17 or older at the time of the accident, the statute will run in two years, just like for an adult. If the child is between 12 and 17, the time limit will run out on the child’s 19th birthday. If the child is under 12, the time will run out 7 years after the injury.

So if your child has been injured, in either an auto crash or another type of accident, protect their rights (and your financial well-being) by considering a personal injury attorney. Remember, our Portland personal injury lawyers offer free consultations and as father’s we are even more personally concerned about child injury cases.

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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 7, 2014, in Car Accidents, Injuries to Children and Minors, Oregon Car Accidents, Oregon Personal Injury Attorney, rollovers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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