Salem, OR (March 28, 2022) – Police in Salem responded to the scene of a fatal crash on Sunday, March 27th. The accident occurred around 2:00 a.m. at a homeless camp on Front Street NE near Division Street.
According to reports, a 25-year-old man was driving a 2-door sports car when his vehicle left the road and traveled into the camp. Two victims became pinned underneath the car following the collision. A total of four people plus the driver of the car were taken to a local hospital. Ultimately, the four victims at the homeless camp succumbed to their injuries. They were identified as a 24-year-old man, a 21-year-old man, a 54-year-old man, and a 29-year-old woman. Two other victims are currently hospitalized with serious injuries.
Following an investigation, the driver was arrested on several charges in connection with the crash. It is believed at this time that alcohol may have played a role in the collision.
An investigation is underway. No further information has been released at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal crash in Salem.
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.
Salem Car Accident Lawyers
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 Salem 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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