A three vehicle Oregon car crash on Route 20 between Corvallis and Albany injured nine people Christmas Eve, according to an article in The Oregonian. Quoting State Police, the newspaper reports that a pick-up truck driven by a 19 year old Salem man drifted out of the westbound lane and over the center line at about 6:30pm striking two oncoming vehicles.
The pick-up’s driver was taken to an Albany hospital with what were described as minor injuries. His three passengers, among then a baby and a toddler, also sustained minor injuries. The driver of one of the other vehicles and two of his passengers were transported to a hospital in Corvallis, all with serious injuries. Two other passengers from that car sustained minor injuries. The four people in the other vehicle were uninjured.
This tragic Christmas Eve accident is a tragic reminder of the need for special caution when driving in the dark in the wintertime.
If you have been involved in a similar accident it is important to seek the advice of a Corvallis car crash attorney as soon as possible. Even if you and your passengers have been lucky enough to escape injury, you may be entitled to compensation for damage to your vehicle, or for pain and suffering arising from the traumatic experience of the accident. In the unfortunate event of injury, an Oregon personal injury lawyer can help you obtain just compensation to cover medical bills, necessary therapy and lost wages or salary arising from an Oregon car accident.