A driver running a red light near Aurora caused a two-car Oregon car accident that sent an 87-year-old woman to the hospital late last week, according to police officials. As reported by the Canby Herald, the Marion County car crash occurred when a 34-year-old woman failed to stop at a traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 551 and Ehlen Road.
The victim, identified by police as Jean Inman of Aurora, was turning left onto Ehlen Road when a northbound car driven by the 34-year-old crashed into her in the intersection. Inman “was transported by LiftFlight to Legacy Emanuel Hospital,” the newspaper reported. Police described her injuries as “nonlife-threatening.” The driver of the car that struck Inman was not injured.
The good news element of this Aurora car accident story is that both drivers were wearing their seat belts, and that air bags in both vehicles deployed properly, according to police officials cited by the Herald. That fact almost certainly prevented more serious injuries on the part of both drivers.
The Herald reports that the driver of the car that hit Inman was cited by the police “for failure to obey a traffic control device.” Accidents like this, however, are a powerful reminder that responsibility and accountability do not end with the issuance of a police citation.
Victims injured in Oregon traffic accidents like this one often require more than the knowledge that a police citation was issued for them to feel that justice was served in the wake of an Aurora, Canby or Portland injury car accident. In such situations, confronted with the often-confusing world of our court system, the advice offered by a Portland car accident lawyer is often indispensible. An Oregon personal injury attorney with specialized knowledge of the laws surrounding car crashes, especially Oregon injury car crashes, can offer measured advice on the best ways for victims to proceed once the immediate trauma of the crash has passed.
Canby Herald: Friday accident sends Aurora woman to hospital