A pick-up truck running a stop sign caused an Oregon two-car crash that left one dead and ten injured, according to a report at MyCentralOregon.com. The crash took place on Highway 361 near Culver, in Central Oregon and was serious enough to require mobilizing troopers from two separate OSP barracks as well as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office along with emergency medical personnel from both Jefferson County and Warm Springs.
According to the website, the accident took place when a pick-up driven by 28-year-old Andrea Orozco of Madras ran a stop sign and collided with a Toyota driven by Linda Ross, 61, of Metolius. The site reports: “The impact caused the Toyota to travel west where it came to rest off the highway. (Orozco’s) Ford Expedition traveled travelled northwest and overturned before coming to rest on its side.”
A passenger in Ross’ Toyota died from injuries sustained in the Oregon car crash several hours after the accident, while Ross herself was hospitalized with what the website report describes as “serious injuries”. Orozco was carrying eight passengers – two adults and six children ages 2 to 14. She and all of her passengers were transported to area hospitals with what were also described as “serious injuries”.
To top it all off, Orozco is reported to have been driving despite her license being suspended at the time of the accident.
One person dead. Six children injured. Oregon fatal car crashes like these are one of the reasons why our civil courts are so important. An Oregon car accident lawyer can help grieving families make sense of their options at a time like this, examining the specifics of their case and advising on the best ways to obtain justice through our courts. The aftermath of an injury-causing Oregon car crash can be a traumatic time for both survivors and their extended families. Seeking experienced, professional legal assistance is a key first step in putting broken lives back together.
MyCentralOregon.com: One dead, ten injured in two-car crash north of Culver