Carlton, OR (March 5, 2022) – Authorities in Carlton responded to the scene of a deadly crash on Saturday, March 5th. The accident took place around 2:00 a.m. in the 20800 block of Northwest Panther Creek Road.
According to a report, a car with four occupants was involved in a rollover crash. When police arrived on the scene, they located a 19-year-old male with critical injuries. He was pronounced dead by rescue workers. The 25-year-old male driver and two others were transported to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. There is no word on their conditions at this time.
Following an investigation, the 25-year-old was arrested on several charges including driving under the influence, manslaughter, reckless driving and reckless endangering others. He was taken to the Yamhill County Correctional Facility where he was being held on the charges.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area while an investigation was conducted. No further details have been released at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to those affected by this fatal car accident in Carlton.
Impaired Driving Accidents in Oregon
Impaired drivers in Oregon routinely cause serious and fatal car accidents. In 2018, our state saw thousands of arrests for impaired driving and 153 reported fatalities due to impaired driving crashes. This number has continued to increase over the years as drunk driving remains a major hazard to all motorists. Driving while impaired is one of the most negligent behaviors in which a motorist can engage as it endangers the life of not only the impaired driver but also the numerous other motorists on the roadway at any given time. Drivers who are impaired lack the reaction time and judgment that is necessary to safely operate a vehicle.
If you have been hurt in an Oregon DUI accident, you should speak with an attorney regarding your legal rights as soon as possible. Drunk driving crashes in Oregon present special legal issues. Victims of these accidents could be entitled to additional compensation in the form of punitive damages. Punitive damage awards are designed to punish the negligent driver for especially reckless or dangerous behavior and driving while impaired typically falls into this category. An Oregon DUI crash can change your life drastically but it does not have to define you moving forward.
Car Accident Attorneys in Carlton
At Johnson & Taylor, we stand ready to help those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another. We have the skills and experience that are needed to ensure that you recover the maximum amount to which you are entitled. Our Carlton DUI accident lawyers take pride in making sure that innocent victims are not financially responsible for someone else’s negligence.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your free appointment with a car accident attorney in Carlton, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (503) 990-6641.
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