A seemingly normal mid-day drive on a busy local roadway became dangerous for one Oregon woman on July 12. She was seriously injured when she was involved in a crash on Oregon 47, just north of Forest Grove. The car accident ended in traffic citations for the woman who apparently caused the collision.
Early indications are that the driver of a Chevrolet Lumina ran a red light at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Oregon 47. This unfortunately happened as the driver of an SUV was passing through the intersection. The Lumina crashed into the SUV, severely injuring the SUV driver.
The SUV driver had to be extricated from her vehicle before being taken to OHSU Hospital. She was listed in serious condition after the car accident. The other driver and her passenger suffered only minor injuries in the collision.
As a result of the car accident, the Lumina driver was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device, though it is unknown if she will face any additional charges. The decision to add additional charges will depend largely on the details of any further investigation. Though no indication has been made in this car accident that the driver involved was distracted in any way, a review of available evidence may be able to answer these and other important questions. As the injured woman struggles to survive her injuries, she will undoubtedly have significant hospital and medical costs. While the first concern is for her health and recovery, a personal injury claim may help relieve some of the financial burden she and her family now face.
Source: oregonlive.com, “Oregon 47 crash near Forest Grove leaves one woman seriously injured, another cited,” Rebecca Woolington, July 12, 2012