A local fire department official had to be rescued by his own colleagues after causing an Oregon injury car wreck near Walterville, the Eugene Register-Guard reports. The Oregon car accident took place on Highway 126 last Sunday and resulted in three injuries, one of which was described as “serious” in media reports.
The newspaper, quoting witnesses and the local police, reported that a Toyota driven by Michael McCall was “weaving in and out of its lane and traveling in the opposing lane before it crashed into an oncoming Ford Taurus occupied by two Eugene residents.”
McCall, described as “a volunteer lieutenant with McKenzie Fire & Rescue” had to be rescued from the wreck by his fire department colleagues. He was transported to a hospital in Springfield and treated for serious injuries following the Oregon head-on collision. The driver and passenger in the Taurus were transported to a different Springfield hospital with injuries that were described as non-life threatening.
No explanation has yet been offered for why McCall was allegedly weaving across the road, leading to a head-on Oregon car crash. Incidents like this, however, are exactly the kind that cry out for prompt consultation with an Oregon car crash attorney as soon as possible following the incident. Regardless of whether drunk driving or distracted driving was a factor in the crash – even if it resulted from simple negligence and inattentiveness – it is important that those who cause Oregon car accidents be held accountable for their actions.
Eugene Register-Guard: Erratic driving seen before collision