Woman Killed in Crash on Highway 38 near Reedsport
Date: June 28, 2015
Location: Highway 38
Names: Sarah E. Wright, Evan T. Fass, Catherine M. Patterson, Freda G. McCrea, Dan W. Agee, Joann M. Agee
Sunday afternoon a woman died in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 38 east of Reedsport.
A 2009 Nissan Cube driven by Sarah E. Wright, 35, of Palm Springs, California, was heading westbound on Highway 38 when it crossed the center line.
The Nissan hit a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup towing a fifth wheel recreational vehicle and a 2003 Honda Pilot both heading eastbound.
The Nissan came to a rest on its roof. Wright and her passenger, Evan T. Fass, 28, of Palm Springs, were taken to the hospital. Wright was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
The driver of the Honda, Catherine M. Patterson, 54, of Portland, and her passenger Freda G. McCrea, 77, of Portland were taken to the hospital.
The driver of the Dodge, Dan W. Agee, 39, and his passenger, Joann M. Agee, 34, both from Woodburn, were uninjured.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Sarah E. Wright and wish all the people involved in this crash a full and speedy recovery.
As Portland car accident attorneys, we know that filing an insurance claim can be extremely complicated and stressful. After a crash like this, any injured person can seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, or through their own uninsured motorist coverage.
Steps to Take for Filing an Insurance Claim after an Oregon Accident:
- Get medical treatment. If you’ve been injured, waiting to seek medical treatment can greatly affect the value of your claim.
- Right after the accident, write down any details you remember.
- Contact your insurance company and get a copy of your insurance policy if you don’t have one. Talk to your adjuster about using your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage for medical treatment, lost wages, etc.
- Determine the amount of property damage done.
- Start keeping good records. Get the police report, copies of medical bills, pictures of your car before and after repairs, etc.
- If you are considering hiring a lawyer, talk to the lawyer before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
- Get all correspondence with both insurance companies in writing.
- Do not sign anything until you are done treating and are medically stationary.
- Check the statute of limitations on your claim. For most car accidents in Oregon, the time limit is two years, but this is not true for all cases. In some cases, you will only have 180 days – speaking to an attorney can clarify your time limits.
- Discuss your case with a car accident attorney in Portland who offers free consultations to start understanding the laws that affect your case and your rights as an accident victim.
But before you speak to the insurance adjuster or an attorney, you can learn more about the Oregon insurance claim process in the very helpful book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.
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