There are many causes of car accidents. Some are caused by inattention or distraction, while others may be caused by being under the influence of alcohol or some other drug. Depending on the circumstances, the person police believe caused the accident may face some sort of consequence as a result. While the charges and consequences may vary, leaving the scene of the car crash could make the situation worse. One man in Oregon has been hospitalized after a car accident in which the driver allegedly ran from the scene.
Law enforcement personnel in Washington County say an Oregon woman was responsible for a drunk driving crash that was caused when she drove on the wrong side of the road. Three people were injured in the wrong way crash, and the authorities believe that the woman may have been driving without her headlights on, despite the fact that the crash occurred after dark. The apparent drunk driving accident occurred as she was driving the wrong way on Oregon 99 West.
The consumption of alcohol greatly diminishes an individual's ability to make rational decisions. When that is coupled with being behind the wheel of a vehicle, a serious or fatal car accident could be the result. The Oregon State Police are determining whether it was a mixture of alcohol and driving that caused the death of a woman in the early morning hours of March 27.
Oregon police are seeking information from the public in an effort to determine exactly who was at fault for a recent serious crash. The multiple-vehicle car accident happened during a hail storm on Highway 26. It ended with three people, including a 7-month-old child, being taken to local area hospitals.
An Oregon highway was closed for several hours recently after a fatal crash claimed the life of one local man. The car accident occurred on a recent Friday afternoon. It happened when one driver attempted to turn onto Highway 99W near Junction City.
Oregon state officials teamed up with local authorities recently to reconstruct an accident that caused critical injury to one local man. The man at the center of the pedestrian accident was crossing a road in Astoria when he was struck down by a car that may have run a red light, early reports indicate. The victim remains in critical condition.
Attempting to safely pass other vehicles on the highway can be dangerous. When the unimaginable occurs, serious accidents can result. Such is the case in one recent car accident which left several people suffering from injuries ranging from minor to severe when a car trying to pass a commercial vehicle on Oregon's Highway 101 crashed before completing the pass.
In the nighttime hours, a two-vehicle accident has sent two people to the hospital and one to the county lockup. According to Oregon police, the accident occurred around 11 p.m. when a pickup, driven by a 28-year-old man, pulled into the path of a motorcycle. As a result of the motorcycle accident, both the driver of the motorcycle and his passenger were thrown from the bike.
A section of Oregon's Highway 101 was closed on July 17 as police worked to clean up a fatal crash that involved multiple cars. Traffic was snarled for hours as people waited for the cleanup of the mess left behind by the torn and mangled cars. The injury car accident happened near Spinreel Road in Lakeside at just about 5 p.m.