Benton County, OR – Teen Killed in Head-On Crash on Highway 99 WOregon Legal News
Benton County, OR (February 12, 2023) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the site of a fatal accident that occurred on Friday evening that claimed one person’s life.
The accident was reported to officials on February 10.
According to local news sources, a 2006 Chrysler 300 was traveling north on the highway. For unknown reasons, the vehicle drove into the oncoming lane in order to pass another vehicle. As a result, it collided with a southbound 1994 Mitsubishi 3000 GT
The driver of the Mitsubishi, an 18-year-old male, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Chrysler, a 33-year-old man, was rushed to a local hospital for emergency treatment.
The Benton County Sheriff’s office is actively investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim as we hope for their recovery.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who died in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Oregon
Hundreds of people die in motor vehicle accidents across Oregon every year. There are many instances where people lose their lives in accidents that are entirely preventable. Quite often, negligent drivers cause devastating accidents that end in fatal injuries for those involved.
Statistics show that nearly one out of every three accidents involving death take place as a result of a speeding driver. Unfortunately, speeding can increase not only the chances of an accident happening but the severity of injuries that result. Recklessly switching lanes of travel can also lead to devastating accidents. When drivers try to pass vehicles and enter the opposite lane of travel, it can lead to a severe head-on collision. Some other reasons that accidents continue to take place across our state include drivers who are impaired, distracted, or otherwise engaging in acts of negligence while operating their vehicles.
Even though we are required to operate our vehicles safely and responsibly, we continue to see innocent people die as a result of drivers who fail to do so. If your loved one has died as a result of a car crash that involved a negligent driver, your family can take legal action. A wrongful death lawyer in Benton County can help your family seek compensation for some of the damages that your family faces.
At Kivel & Howard, we understand the overwhelming mental and financial challenges that families face after losing loved ones. Our car accident lawyers are dedicated to providing guidance and compassion throughout the entire legal process so that you have peace of mind knowing your rights are being protected. We take great pride in delivering personalized service and strong legal representation for our clients. Contact us today at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to speak with one of our Oregon personal injury attorneys about your case and find the help you need during these difficult times.