Oregon State Police are reportedly still investigating the circumstances of a three-car Oregon crash that took the life of a 72 year old woman from Roseburg last week. According to Eugene TV station KMTR, the Oregon fatal traffic accident took place near the intersection of Highway 42 and Carnes Road in the small town of Green, just west of I-5 between Medford and Eugene.
The Oregonian reports that 72-year old Nobu Cress was severely injured when her car was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light as she was turning left through the intersection. The vehicle that struck Cress also hit another car though the driver of that vehicle suffered only minor injuries. Cress was airlifted to a Portland area hospital, but later died, the newspaper reports. The driver of the car that struck her was treated at a hospital in Roseburg, closer to the accident site.
According to KMTR, “troopers have yet to release any information on what caused the crash, like a mechanical problem, medical problem or distraction,” though they did say that there is little evidence that the driver who ran the red light applied her brakes.
If you are the loved one left behind after a relative is involved in an Oregon fatal car crash like this one, or even if you have been injured in a less serious Oregon auto accident, prompt consultation with a Portland car crash attorney is a crucial step toward protecting your rights and achieving the justice you deserve. Even if the police opt not to issue a criminal citation as a result of your Oregon car accident, the driver who caused the wreck may still be held responsible for the damage he or she has done. A Eugene, Springfield or Medford auto accident lawyer can offer advice on the best way to proceed.
The Oregonian: Roseburg woman dies after three-car wreck
KMTR.com: Investigation continues in fatal Highway 42 crash near Winston