Clackamas County, OR – Miguel Adams Killed in Three-Vehicle Wreck on Highway 224Oregon Legal News
Clackamas County, OR (January 14, 2023) – A vehicle accident took place in Clackamas County on Wednesday morning that claimed one person’s life. On January 11, emergency crews were called to the cinema traffic crash that occurred on Highway 224.
Reports provided by the Oregon State Police show that 22-year-old Miguel Adams was driving east on Highway 224 in a Volkswagen golf. For reasons unknown, the vehicle collided head-on with a Toyota Tacoma during the morning hours.
The impact of the crash caused the Volkswagen to spin around and strike a Kia K5.
Adams was severely injured in the accident. Authorities responded to the scene to provide care to the victim. However, he died while at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the Toyota, 26-year-old Matthew Stenhouse, was severely injured in the accident. He was flown by helicopter to an area hospital for emergency care.
At this time, the Oregon State Police is investigating the incident.
We hope Matthew Stenhouse recovers quickly following this accident.
Our condolences are with the family of Miguel Adams at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Hundreds of fatal vehicle collisions occur annually in the state of Oregon. Many of these accidents involve some form of negligence. We see countless people end up losing their lives as a result of drivers who are speeding, using their cell phones, impaired, or engaging in other reckless actions. Even though any type of crash has the potential to cause serious harm to victims, head-on collisions are often more severe.
When two vehicles collide head-on, the force of the impact is doubled. This is because the speed of each vehicle is added together when they collide. Head-on accidents are often more severe and fatal because of this increased force.
Head-on collisions also tend to be more fatal because of the positioning of the vehicles. When two vehicles collide head-on, the driver and front passenger are usually positioned in such a way that they take the full force of the impact. This can result in serious injuries or even death.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal car crash, your family may have legal options that can help you move forward. A Clackamas County wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek compensation for some of the losses and damages you face.
At Kivel & Howard, we have a strong commitment to helping Clackamas County residents receive justice and compensation following an accident. Our decades of experience mean that you can rest assured knowing that our team will provide compassionate and reliable advice with your best interests in mind. Contact our Oregon personal injury law firm today at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 for a free consultation so we can get started on your case right away.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.