An Oregon car crash this weekend involving a motorist from Washington and a tractor-trailer left the out-of-state driver dead, according to both the Associated Press and The Oregonian. The crash occurred in St. Helens, west of Columbia City and northwest of Portland.
Investigators told The Oregonian they believe the victim, a 44 year old woman from the Seattle area, crossed the center line of US 30 as she was heading north around midday Friday. She collided with an oncoming commercial truck hauling two empty trailers and headed south on the same road. Though airlifted to a Portland area hospital following the Oregon car-truck accident the woman later died.
Oregon truck crashes can be among the most serious of Portland auto accidents. The relative sizes of ordinary cars and large trucks leaves drivers especially vulnerable in the event of an Oregon car and truck accident. In the St. Helens crash, for example, the driver of the truck was uninjured, according to The Oregonian.
Victims of Oregon car and truck crashes – or their surviving loved ones – are well-advised to make contact with an experienced Portland truck crash attorney as soon as possible after any serious Oregon car and truck accident. The circumstances surrounding every accident are different, but only a specialized Oregon auto accident attorney can determine whether the courts are likely to offer victims in particular circumstances the justice they deserve following a crash. Arranging at least an initial consultation with an Oregon car and truck accident lawyer is often an essential first step for victims seeking justice in the wake of a tragedy.
The Oregonian: Woman injured in crash on US 30 near Columbia City dies
AP via the Seattle Times: Lynwood woman, 44, dies of injuries from Ore. crash