Several People Injured, One Arrested after I-84 Crash near Pendleton

Date: September 3, 2015

Location: Interstate 84

Names: Unavailable

Several People Injured, One Arrested after I-84 Crash near Pendleton

Thursday afternoon a single-car accident on Interstate 84 in Pendleton injured several people and one woman with an outstanding warrant was arrested.

A 1995 Ford Explorer was heading eastbound on I-84 in Pendleton when a tire blew out and the car left the road, drove into the center median, hit a dirt embankments and rolled several times. Two men were ejected from the car and one of them was critically injured. The driver was also critically injured and transported to the hospital.

Seven people were in the car and three people fled the area on foot.

A woman who fled had an outstanding warrant for her arrest and was later arrested after getting treated for injuries.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope everyone involved is able to fully recover soon.

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.

Posted on September 4, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Car Accidents, personal injury, rollovers and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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