Portland, OR – Lori Pillette Killed, Four Hurt in Auto Wreck on Highway 99WOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (November 19, 2022) – The Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a traffic accident near Monmouth on Thursday evening that claimed one woman’s life while leaving several others injured. The crash was reported on November 17.
According to reports, a 17-year-old male was driving an Infiniti G37 north on Highway 99 W. when his vehicle crossed over into the southbound lane and struck an oncoming Subaru Legacy.
A 64-year-old female passenger in the Subaru, identified as Lori Pillette of Adair Village, Oregon on, was fatally injured in the crash. The driver of the Subaru and a toddler in the vehicle, a 2-year-old girl, were both transported to an area hospital for emergency care.
The 17-year-old driver and his passenger were treated for minor injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
We hope the four victims injured in this crash recover quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of Lori Pillette at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Each year, auto accidents in the United States take the lives of more than 40,000 people. Unfortunately, countless people end up passing away as a result of crashes that take place right here in the state of Oregon. There are many cases where people cross over the centerline of travel and strike other vehicles sharing the road. These accidents are often devastating. Some of the leading causes of fatal head-on collisions involving drivers who travel into the opposite lane of travel include:
- Fatigued driving: Drowsy driving is especially dangerous because it can cause a driver to fall asleep at the wheel. When this happens, it’s almost impossible to prevent crossing the center line.
- Intoxicated driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the surest ways to cross the center line and cause an accident. Even small amounts of impairment can make it difficult to stay in your lane.
- Weather conditions: Poor weather can make it more difficult to see lane markers and stay within your lane. This is especially true in heavy rain or fog.
Regrettably, when drivers are speeding, they are also likely to lose control of their vehicles and cross into the opposite lane of travel. These accidents can often be catastrophic due to the force of the impact of the collision.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal accident, a Portland wrongful death lawyer can help you seek financial compensation from the driver who is at fault.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping families seek financial compensation to alleviate the costs and losses they face. Following the loss of your loved one, our team will fight to ensure your family has the money you need to cover funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and more. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started. Contact our Portland personal injury lawyers today at (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.