Motorcycle Passenger Killed and Driver Injured in Crash near Bandon

Date: May 3, 2015

Location: Highway 42

Names: Carrie Murray, William Love, Shelly Corbit

Motorcycle Passenger Killed and Driver Injured in Crash near Bandon

Sunday afternoon a fatal motorcycle crash killed one on Highway 42S near Bandon.

A motorcycle driven by William Love, 46, of Coquille, swerved but was unable to avoid hitting a Ford F-150 that pulled into its path.  The pickup was stopped on Lampa Lane and pulled out onto the highway into the path of an oncoming 2006 Honda CBR motorcycle.

The motorcycle’s passenger, Carrie Murray, 34, of Portland, was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.  Love was transported to a hospital with injuries but is expected to survive.

The Ford’s driver, Shelly Corbit, 47, of Cottage Grove, was not injured and was issued a citation for driving while suspended with other charges pending.  A passenger in Corbit’s truck was not injured.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Carrie Murray and wish William Love a full and speedy recovery.

The rate of injury and death is much greater for motorcycle accidents than for normal car crashes because the rider is less protected than a driver. Unfortunately, this means a motorcycle rider is more likely to suffer serious injury and need extensive treatment, which will mean high medical bills.

If someone is injured in a motorcycle accident, like this one, there are several legal options. Unfortunately in Oregon, motorcycle insurance policy holders are not required to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) so most policies don’t have it. If the injury victim does have PIP, it will help pay medical bills and lost wages, no matter who is at fault.

To reach a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance, the injury victim must show the bad driver’s insurance company three things:

  1. That their insured driver was negligent in some way;
  2. That the accident was caused by this negligence; and
  3. That the injury victim suffered damages due to the accident.

If you have any questions about pursuing a motorcycle accident claim, call a Portland motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation. Make sure any lawyer you contact has ample experience with motorcycle laws, as this specialized area is different from car accident law.


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 May 5, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident, personal injury, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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