The Oregonian reports that the 6-year-old survivor of a Labor Day weekend Oregon car crash is still hospitalized in serious condition, even as the operator of the car that caused the accident has been charged with a series of vehicular offenses by the district attorney in Klamath Falls.
The boy was seriously injured, and his great-grandparents killed, when 22-year-old Carrie Ames allegedly slammed into them in a head-on Oregon car crash. Ames and an 18-year old passenger in her car suffered only minor injuries.
According to The Oregonian, Ames has been charged “with two counts of first-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence of intoxicants, second-degree assault in connection with the 6-year-old’s injuries, and third-degree assault in connection with injuries “ to the teenage passenger in her own car.
This is a tragedy on so many levels: an injured Oregon child, drunk driving and, especially, the deaths of the boy’s great-grandparents, who were reportedly visiting from California. Anyone unlucky enough to be faced with such a sea of troubles following a devastating accident should make a point of consulting an Oregon car crash attorney as soon as possible after the accident for assistance in discussing what remedies the law may offer.
The court system does not, by itself, guarantee justice for the victims of tragic Oregon drunk driving accidents like this one. For that, victims often have to go to civil court. Especially when fatalities or an Oregon child injury are involved, it is important that victims seek legal counsel to consider their reaction to any Portland or Klamath Falls auto accident.
AP via Silicon Valley Mercury News: Ore. Woman charged with manslaughter in crash