A near head-on Oregon car accident involving a van and a ambulance led to the hospitalization of six people – one of whom was a patient being transported in the ambulance at the time of the crash, according to The Oregonian.
The newspaper reports that the crash took place near the town of Seaside, Oregon on US-101. The ambulance was headed south in the early hours of the morning “when an oncoming van crossed the centerline.” All six people involved in the Oregon van accident wound up being treated in area hospitals: the driver of the ambulance, the patient in the back and a paramedic who was tending to her, as well as the driver of the van, an adult passenger in the front seat and a five-year-old who was riding in a child seat in the back.
Injuries to the most vulnerable victims – the child and the elderly ambulance patient – were not severe, the paper reports. The van driver and her passenger were the most seriously injured, though their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to the newspaper’s account.
The Oregonian, citing an Oregon State Police spokesman, reports that “fatigue on the part of the van driver is being investigated as a contributing factor” to the Oregon injury auto accident.
Accidents like this can leave far more than physical scars in their wake. An Oregon car crash attorney can offer invaluable assistance to victims and their families as they attempt to put their lives back together in the wake of a serious Portland, Salem, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene or Seaside auto accident. The justice process only begins with citations and police investigations. Our courts are here to help victims get the help they need in the wake of a serious accident.