Tillamook, OR – Judy Gwyneth Beadle Killed in Truck Wreck on Highway 101 near MM 50Oregon Legal News
Tillamook, OR (November 13, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in the Tillamook area that claimed one person’s life on Wednesday. On November 9, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a traffic collision that occurred on Highway 101.
According to reports provided by authorities, 69-year-old Kenneth Walter Zwald was driving a fully loaded Peterbilt tanker truck northbound on US Highway 101. For unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed over the middle line and struck a Mazda CX5 head-on near mile marker 50.
The driver of the Mazda, 81-year-old Gordon Stewart Beadle, and Zwald were both injured in the crash. The two victims were transported to area hospitals for medical care.
A passenger in the Mazda, 79-year-old Judith Gwyneth Beadle, suffered fatal injuries. She died at the scene.
The Oregon State Police is investigating the crash at this time.
We hope Gordon Beadle and Kenneth Zwald recover quickly following this crash.
Our condolences are with the family of Judith Gwyneth Beadle at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Oregon
Truck crashes are often more severe than other types of traffic collisions. Unfortunately, these accidents take the lives of thousands of people across the United States each year. One of the most common and dangerous types of truck accidents takes place when a driver crosses over the center line and strikes another vehicle. These accidents are often fatal, as trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger cars and cause significantly more damage in a collision.
There are many reasons why a truck driver might cross over the center line, including fatigue, distraction, or intoxication. However, one of the most common causes is simply being unfamiliar with the road. Truck drivers who are new to an area may not know where the center line is, or may misjudge a turn and cross into oncoming traffic.
Whatever the cause, these accidents are preventable, and it is important for all drivers to be aware of the dangers they pose. If you have lost a loved one in a truck crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Oregon law allows certain family members to seek compensation for their losses, which can include medical and funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and the loss of love and companionship. A wrongful death lawyer in Tillamook can help you seek financial compensation for these and other damages after losing a loved one.
Our truck accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping families protect their legal rights after enduring the loss of a loved one. Our team is dedicated to helping families hold the person who caused the death of their loved one to account. You can depend on our team to fight fearlessly to ensure you are able to get justice. Schedule a consultation with our wrongful death lawyers today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 at your earliest convenience.
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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.