Lincoln City, OR (August 20, 2022) – Police in Lincoln City were called to the scene of a multiple fatality crash on Tuesday, August 16th. The accident happened around 10:40 a.m. on US Highway 101 near milepost 122.
According to an initial report, a 31-year-old man was driving a Chevy S-10 Blazer in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 when he crossed the center line of the roadway. The Blazer collided head-on with a dump truck operated by a 69-year-old man from Otis. The Blazer came to rest in the northbound lanes while the dump truck traveled down an embankment.
The driver and a passenger in the Blazer were killed in the crash, along with the driver of the dump truck. The road was closed for approximately six hours while police conducted an investigation. At this time, it is not clear what caused the accident to occur.
There is no further information available.
We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this fatal car accident in Lincoln City.
Fatal Accidents in Oregon
There is certainly nothing more devastating or heartbreaking than the loss of a family member in an Oregon car accident. Sadly, approximately people 500 people are killed in crashes that take place on Oregon’s roadways each year. The victims of these crashes are frequently involved in a crash due to the negligence of the other driver and are not at fault for the collision.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a crash, it is important to have a complete and thorough understanding of your legal rights. Under Oregon law, a wrongful death suit can be brought against a driver who was at least partially responsible for an accident. The amount of recovery is determined upon numerous factors but it is important to have a skilled attorney who can review your case and help you determine how to best move forward with your claims.
In the unfortunate aftermath of a crash, you should know that people are on your side. Here at Johnson & Taylor, we take great pride in helping our clients obtain a better future. We will always fight for the compensation that you need and deserve to help offset many of the unexpected events that happen as a result of a serious car accident. We are here to make sure that you are protected and that you can focus on the things that are most important in your life rather than having to worry about the details of a legal case.
Our team stands ready to take your call at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During the consultation, we will review your case in detail and help you formulate a plan to win. We do not take these matters lightly and treat them with the care and compassion that they deserve. To schedule your appointment with a Lincoln City car accident lawyer, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (503) 990-6641.
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