A man from Vancouver, Washington was arrested by Oregon State Police last week following a serious Oregon injury DUII accident near Moro, according to a report in The Oregonian.
According to the newspaper, the Oregon car accident took place on US 97 last week when a southbound pick-up truck “failed to stop for traffic” backed up along the road by an earlier Oregon fatal car accident. The pick-up hit a car in front of it causing that car, in turn, to strike a man standing beside the road. The pedestrian had been a passenger in the car struck by the pick-up, but had exited to the roadside while traffic in the area was halted.
The stricken passenger was airlifted to an area hospital with what The Oregonian describes as life-threatening injuries, while three children in the car were transported to a different hospital “for treatment of minor injuries.”
Neither the driver of the pick-up truck nor his passenger were injured, though the newspaper reports that OSP officials at the scene issued the Oregon accident truck driver with a citation.
The combination of drunk and reckless driving can be an especially lethal one. If a loved one has been killed, or you have been injured, in a serious Oregon car accident it is essential that you consult with a Portland personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. Incidents involving drunk drivers are viewed particularly seriously by the law. Aside from DUII issues, a drunk driver who injures others leaves him or herself open to liability under Oregon’s wrongful death statutes. Injuries resulting from an accident, such as Oregon traumatic brain injuries, may also require litigation if your family is to receive the justice it deserves. Contacting a Portland injury lawyer is the first step on the road to protecting your rights.