Salem, OR – Teen Severely Injured in Rollover Crash on Lancaster Drive NE near Silverton Rd NEOregon Legal News
Salem, OR (April 25, 2023) – A 15-year-old was left with critical injuries following a crash that took place in Marion County on Saturday evening, April 22.
At approximately 10:50 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an automobile accident on Lancaster Drive Northeast.
Reports provided by authorities show that 20-year-old Fernando Guzman Guzman was driving a Mazda sedan north on Lancaster Drive during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, he became involved in a collision near Silverton Road Northeast.
The impact of the crash caused the Mazda to roll over.
A passenger in the vehicle, identified as a 15-year-old, was severely harmed in the crash. The victim was rushed to an area hospital and admitted in critical condition.
Guzman was treated at an area hospital and arrested for DUI and second-degree assault.
At this time, the authorities are investigating the accident.
We hope the injured victim is able to recover quickly. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Being involved in an automobile accident can be incredibly devastating. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of people across Oregon are left with serious injuries following accidents every year.
There are many instances where people are harmed as a result of accidents that involve impaired drivers. Driving while under the influence can severely impact your ability to maintain control of your vehicle in a safe and responsible manner.
When people are under the influence, they lack the ability to make responsible decisions. As a result, they may not be able to stop in time to avoid crashing into other vehicles. They are also more likely to drift into other lanes and strike nearby vehicles. Additionally, drivers who are impaired are more likely to engage in reckless actions, such as speeding or weaving between traffic, which can cause severe harm to others.
If you have been involved in an accident due to the negligent or reckless actions of another motorist, you may have legal options available to help you recover financial compensation for your damages. Reaching out to a Salem car accident lawyer can provide you with the best chance of protecting your legal rights and getting justice.
At Kivel & Howard, we have a dedicated team of experienced attorneys that have an in-depth understanding of Oregon personal injury law. Our fearless personal injury lawyers will take the time to get to know your specific case and ensure that you are fully compensated for medical expenses, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and any other damages incurred as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to another person’s carelessness, reach out to our firm today at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 so that our team can help secure justice for you.