Lebanon, OR (March 18, 2022) – Police responded to a vehicle accident near Lebanon on Friday, March 18th. The accident took place around 11:30 a.m. along Highway 20 near milepost 32.
The Oregon State Police arrived at the scene shortly after the collision took place. According to a report from officials, a 27-year-woman from Lebanon was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when she crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a gray Kia Sportage.
The 27-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. A 56-year-old male passenger in the Kia also succumbed to his injuries. A passenger in the woman’s vehicle was transported for treatment of undisclosed injuries while the Kia’s driver was also treated for injuries. Drivers were asked to take alternate routes of travel while officials looked into the accident.
The cause of the accident has not been revealed at this time. The OSP is still investigating.
We would like to offer our most sincere thoughts and condolences to the victims of this car accident in Lebanon.
Oregon Car Accidents
Approximately 500 people are killed each year in crashes that take place on Oregon’s roadways. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, this number is on the rise. Car crashes often involve the actions of careless or reckless drivers and can claim the lives of innocent motorists. Most accidents are preventable through the use of ordinary care and caution and are normally caused by some type of negligent driving behavior.
Under Oregon law, accident victims and their families have certain legal rights. This includes the right to file a lawsuit when you or a family member have been damaged by the negligent actions of someone else. If you have lost a loved one, you could be entitled to file a wrongful death claim as the victim’s next-of-kin. These claims, however, can be complicated and they should only be handled by an attorney who has significant experience in this area. During this time, you should be focused on your family and recovery rather than the details of a legal claim.
Lebanon Car Accident Lawyers
Here at Johnson & Taylor, we know what it takes to get the job done during your time of greatest need. Following a car accident in Lebanon, you need a caring and compassionate lawyer who will go the extra mile to ensure that your claim is fully resolved in your favor. This requires an attorney with a thorough understanding of the law and the legal system and an attorney who has compassion for your case and situation. Our team is ready to help you at any time.
We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. At the initial consultation, we will review the specific details of your claims and help to determine how you should best proceed. Our Lebanon car accident attorneys are always here to help. To speak with a member of our team at any time, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (503) 990-6641.
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