Portland Man Dies in Rollover-crash near Jewell in Clatsop County

Date: November 18, 2014

Location: Oregon 103 near Jewell

Names: Edward Vaughn & David Weiss

Portland Man Dies in Rollover-crash near Jewell in Clatsop County


Tuesday morning a man died in a single vehicle crash along Oregon 103 near Jewell in Clatsop County.

A 2000 Ford F-250 lost control as he tried to negotiate a turn. The truck rolled over and hit a tree around 6:10am.

One of the passengers, Edward Vaughn, 59, died at the scene. Neither the driver, David Weiss, 68, nor the other passenger were injured.

Vaughn was not wearing a seat belt and it seems icy conditions may have been a factor in the crash.

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

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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