Two people are dead and another two have been injured after an incident that happened recently on an Oregon roadway. The dead and injured were involved in a car accident on Highway 101 in Warrenton. Police are investigating to learn the exact details of the tragic crash.
Early reports suggest that the two vehicles involved in the crash were on the roadway on a weekend evening. One of the drivers apparently veered into oncoming traffic. He smashed into a small car in the on-coming lane, killing the passenger inside.
The official investigation being conducted by Oregon authorities will likely seek to speak with survivors of the car accident as they determine just why the driver came into the oncoming lanes. In addition, it is common in cases such as this one for authorities to review all available physical evidence. The information gathered can assist investigators in determining if criminal charges are filed as well as helping victims seeking documentation for a potential personal injury claim.
Oregon personal injury laws are intended to help those who have suffered in a car accident caused by another party's negligence to recover from their financial losses. In cases where a victim dies, a claim can be made by their survivors against the driver who is deemed to have caused the wrongful death. Claims can include damages like the cost of recovery for victims who survived a crash or the economic losses for families that have lost a loved one in a car accident. In each case, victims and their survivors are able to seek compensation for the suffering that they endured due to the negligent actions of another person.
Source: oregonlive.com, "Two Seaside men killed in U.S. 101 crash in Warrenton identified," Elliot Njus, April 20, 2013