When two cars collide head-on, there is rarely a positive outcome. The sheer force of two metal objects careening into each other almost guarantees that someone involved will be hurt. A fatal auto accident that happened recently in Oregon provides a good illustration of this supposition.
Two Oregon men were killed recently in an early afternoon two-car collision. According to police reports, one of the men was driving his SUV when he crossed the center line and ran head-on into an oncoming pickup truck. It is not known at this time what caused that to occur.
The 42-year-old man driving the pickup truck was killed in the collision. The driver of the SUV also died. A passenger in the truck, a 41-year-old woman, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. An update on her condition was not available at the time of this report.
Officials closed the road for several hours after the accident to allow the investigation and clean up efforts to take place. They are continuing to piece together details of what happened to cause the two deaths. Everyone involved was using a seat belt and air bags in each vehicle appear to have been working properly, according to reports.
Officials may never determine what caused the driver of the SUV to swerve from his lane of traffic with such disastrous results. There may always be unanswered questions about this fatal auto accident. In response, the family of the man driving the pickup truck may want to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The woman who was hurt may want to investigate a personal injury suit as well. Legal action may not give them the answers they are looking for, but a successful settlement could go a long way in helping them move on with their lives.
Source: Statesman Journal,Salem man killed in double fatal crash on Highway 20, Kaellen Hessel, Jan. 31, 2014