Two Children Seriously Injured in I-5 Rollover Crash near Ashland

Date: August 15, 2015

Location: Interstate 5

Name: Michele Roux-Mantoan

Two Children Seriously Injured in I-5 Rollover Crash near Ashland

Saturday evening a woman from California crashed her car seriously injuring two children who were passengers.

Michele Roux-Montoan, 34, of Carmichael, California, was heading north on I-5 when she lost control of her 2004 Honda CRV. The vehicle rolled over several times, crossed the center median and landed on its wheels in the southbound left lane.

Two children in the car, age 10 and 5, were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A 1-year-old was properly fastened in a child safety seat and was uninjured in the crash.

Roux-Montoan was cited on charges of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

We wish the two children a full and speedy recover.

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.

This statute creates confusion for many people, some lawyers included. 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 qualified injury lawyer. Our Portland personal injury lawyers offer free consultations.

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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.

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