Oregon officials are continuing to investigate a tragic incident that happened recently near Salem. A young woman, who was a teacher at a local high school, was killed in a car accident. The incident occurred on Oregon 22 near the Independence Highway junction on a weekday morning.
Police believe that the victim was in vehicle a travelling on the highway when, for reasons that are as yet unclear, a pickup truck crossed into her lane from the on-coming direction. The vehicles smashed into each other as a result of this lane crossover. The pickup also struck another SUV that was on the road.
The teacher died as a result of the injuries that she suffered in the car accident. Another victim, the driver of the SUV that was struck, was injured and taken to a local hospital for medical care. There he was said to have serious injuries, though there was no further report of his updated medical condition.
The surviving victims of this car accident, both the one that survived and the family of the deceased woman, are entitled to make a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the pickup driver who crossed over into their lane. These are intended to assist victims who have suffered as a result of the negligent actions of another party to a collision. Such claims can include those for lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages permitted under the law. The decision as to making the claim may come as the official investigation into the Oregon car accident continues.
Source: oregonlive.com, "Salem high school teacher killed in 3-vehicle crash," March 22, 2013