Tillamook, OR (April 16, 2022) – A deadly crash was reported in Tillamook on Thursday, April 14th. According to the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened on Kilchis Forest Road.
Deputies report that a 26-year-old Tillamook man was operating a vehicle on Kilchis Forest when the car left the road and collided with a tree. The vehicle then traveled down an embankment and came to a stop in a river. One of the passengers in the vehicle died at the crash scene. The driver got out of his vehicle and remained at the scene until police arrived. He was transported to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries.
Following an investigation, it was determined that the driver was impaired. He was taken to the Tillamook County Jail where he was charged with several crimes including driving under the influence, reckless driving, assault and manslaughter.
No additional details are available at this time.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this deadly Tillamook DUI crash.
Fatal Car 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 Tillamook
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 Tillamook 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 wrongful death attorney in Tillamook, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (503) 990-6641.
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