Stayton, OR (August 21, 2022) – A woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Stayton on Saturday, August 20th. The collision happened just after 11:00 a.m. on Highway 22 east near Golf Club Road Southeast.
The Oregon State Police was dispatched to the accident scene. According to officials, a classic car was on the highway off-ramp when the driver attempted to stop the vehicle but was unable to do so. The car collided then collided with a Dodge Caravan. The car then rolled onto its side before coming to rest.
The driver of the car, a 70-year-old man, was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. His 70-year-old female passenger died at the scene. The driver of the minivan was not injured.
Police are still investigating the accident at this time. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to those affected by this fatal car accident in Stayton.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Each day we get into vehicles to get to and from certain destinations. While we spend a good portion of our time in a vehicle and on the roadways, no one ever expects to be involved in a serious crash. The reality, however, is that these accidents occur every day on our state’s roadways. Most often, negligent drivers are the culprit as careless driving behaviors can cause a major accident to take place in a matter of seconds.
The cause of each collision must be looked into thoroughly by authorities. Following a crash investigation, at least one driver will normally be determined to be a fault for the accident. In cases where an innocent victim is injured or killed, the innocent party can have certain legal rights. If you have lost a loved one, our condolences go out to you. While this is a difficult time in your life, you should speak with an attorney right away regarding your legal rights. An attorney can advise you on what needs to be done to exercise your rights and to seek compensation in connection with the accident.
Here at Johnson & Taylor, our experienced Stayton car accident lawyers can help during your time of greatest need. Our team knows what you are facing and we can help take some of the stress and the burden off of your shoulders. While we cannot change the fact that the crash occurred, we can help you get valuable compensation that can help you as you move forward along the path to recovery.
Our firm is standing by and we are ready to help you at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. It is important to speak with a competent attorney as soon as possible following the crash. Before you sign anything or talk to the insurance company, you should have a full understanding of your rights. To schedule your free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys in Stayton, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (503) 990-6641.
Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include local and state police incident reports, news media outlets, social media posts, and at times, eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Salem, Oregon. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you locate something incorrect in our post, please contact Johnson & Taylor right away so that we can correct the post with the updated information. We will take this post down if requested.
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