Oakridge, OR – 5-Year-Old Girl Killed in Crash on Highway 58Oregon Legal News
Oakridge, OR (November 22, 2022) – A young child has died as a result of a crash involving two vehicles that took place on Sunday evening. On November 20, the Oregon State Police was notified that a crash took place on Highway 58.
According to reports provided by OSP, a Honda Accord driven by 26-year-old Shaleene Gonzalez Riddle was traveling on Highway 58. For reasons unknown, the vehicle crossed over the center line and struck a Toyota RAV4, which was driven by 66-year-old Deborah Diane Baker.
The impact of the collision caused the Toyota to catch on fire and become fully engulfed in flames.
A 5-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries in the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gonzalez Riddle and her passenger, 23-year-old Geavony Amor Ferreira, as well as a 3-year-old female in the vehicle, were all transported to area hospitals with injuries.
Baker and her passenger, 67-year-old John Baker, were both transported to area hospitals for the treatment of injuries.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
Our thoughts are with John Baker, Deborah Baker, Shaleene Gonzalez Riddle, Geavony Amor Ferreira, and the young girl injured in this crash.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Oregon traffic collisions are the cause of hundreds of deaths each year. Regrettably, many of these accidents are preventable. We see many people lose their lives as a result of drivers who are negligent. One common factor in vehicle collisions that we see in our state is drivers who cross over the centerline of travel and strike other vehicles.
Drivers who cross over the centerline are a serious threat to themselves and others on the road. When drivers cross over the centerline, it often results in a head-on collision which is much more likely to result in fatalities.
There are a number of different types of crashes that can be caused by vehicles crossing over the centerline, but some of the most common include head-on collisions, sideswipe collisions, and rear-end collisions. Head-on collisions are often the most serious type of crash that can occur, and they can easily result in fatalities.
Regrettably, fatal collisions often have devastating impacts on families. If your loved one has died as a result of a collision, an Oakridge wrongful death lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for damages.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones. Although no amount of compensation can ever bring your child back, it can help to cover some of the financial strains that your family faces moving forward. Our team will fight to make sure you have the money you need for funeral costs, burial expenses, and more. We can meet with you for a free consultation to get started. Schedule a consultation with our team by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800.
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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.