Albany, OR (August 7, 2022) – Police near Albany were dispatched to the scene of a fatal accident on Tuesday, August 2nd. The collision happened around 1:15 p.m. on Interstate 5 close to milepost 236.
According to a report from the Oregon State Police, a 46-year-old man was traveling northbound near MP 236. For unknown reasons, the man’s vehicle left the road. The vehicle then crossed over onto a median and rolled several times before coming to a stop. The driver died in the crash while his 20-year-old passenger was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of critical injuries. There were no other vehicles or individuals involved in the accident. Drivers were told to avoid the scene while police are rescue crews looked into the collision.
An investigation is still ongoing at this time. No further details have been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this deadly car accident in Albany.
Oregon Car Accidents
A car accident in Oregon can mean a serious and life-altering event for victims or their families. Each day, our state sees hundreds of reported collisions. Of the accidents that are investigated by authorities, about one-third of those collisions also involve personal injuries to the individuals involved. These injuries can range from very minor up to severe and can even be fatal in certain circumstances. A variety of factors can determine the severity of the accident, including the speed of the collision and how the accident took place. Following the crash, police will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the exact cause.
If you or a family member have been harmed by a car accident in Oregon, you should be fully aware of your legal rights. The accident can be a devastating and stressful event for your family as you seek to move forward. During this time, you may be struggling financially, physically and emotionally. As you work to get back on your feet, you should always speak with an attorney who can help to ensure that you are protected during your time of need.
Here at Johnson & Taylor, our team has been helping injured accident victims for many years. We focus our practice on injury claims so that we can have the skill and experience needed to effectively represent our clients. Regardless of the severity or complexity of the case, we are here for you. Our team stands ready to help at any time.
Our firm is here to assist you in any way that we can. While we know that an injury accident is never ideal, we will seek to maximize the compensation that you receive. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. If we take your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis so you will not owe us anything until we receive a recovery on your behalf.
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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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