Motorcyclist Dies in 2-vehicle Crash on Oregon 34
Date: July 14, 2015
Location: Oregon 34
Names: Robin M. Galusha, Robert C. Willcoxen
Tuesday evening a motorcyclist from central Oregon died in a two-vehicle crash in Linn County.
A 1995 Toyota Camry driven by Robert C. Willcoxen, 20, of Albany, was stopped at the intersection of southbound Seven Mile Lane and Oregon 34 before turning east onto the highway in the path of a motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, Robin M. Galusha, 56, of Terrebone, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation and Willcoxen is cooperating with investigators.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Robin M. Galusha.
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:
- That their insured driver was negligent in some way;
- That the accident was caused by this negligence; and
- 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.
Posted on July 16, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death and tagged albany, collision, highway 34, linn county, motorcycle accident, Motorcycle Crash, motorcycle death, oregon 34, Robert C. Willcoxen, Robin M. Galusha, Seven Mile Lane, Terrebone, two-vehicle crash. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.