In the Rhododendron community near Mt. Hood, 14 people sustained injuries on Sunday afternoon in an accident along Highway 26. Oregon State Police say the three-vehicle crash happened when a Toyota Tundra pickup truck that was going eastbound merged into the westbound lane. It struck a Chevrolet towing a horse trailer before colliding into a Subaru Legacy wagon.
The driver of the Toyota, Hillsboro resident Qui Nguyen, and passenger Steven Phan sustained serious injuries. They were flown to Emanuel Hospital. Four of the other passengers in the Toyota sustained minor injuries.
The Chevrolet pickup truck driver, 52-year-old Scappoose resident Jeffrey Mapes, and his three passengers were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. The Subaru’s driver, 25-year-old Portland resident Lawrence Slattery, and his passengers were also driven to local hospitals.
Multi-Vehicle Car Collisions
Motor vehicle accidents involving more than two autos can be challenging cases to investigate in terms of determining cause and liability. In Portland and the other cities of Oregon, an experienced motor vehicle crash lawyer will know how to work with accident reconstructionists to determine who or what caused the accident.
14 injured in multi- car crash along highway 26, Kgw.com, August 10, 2008
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