Yamhill County, OR – Ruben Granados Zanchez Killed in Car Crash on Highway 18Oregon Legal News
Yamhill County, OR (February 17, 2023) – Authorities in Yamhill County have confirmed that 67-year-old Ruben Granados Zanchez has died as a result of a car crash that took place on Tuesday morning.
On February 14, emergency crews were dispatched to provide assistance at the scene of an automobile accident on Highway 18. Reports indicate that Zanchez was driving a red Toyota Datsun on the roadway when his vehicle became involved in a T-bone collision with a gray Subaru WRX.
The driver of the Subaru, 36-year-old Jim Hartman, was injured in the crash. He was transported to a local hospital.
Zanchez was fatally injured and pronounced deceased on-site.
At this time, the accident remains under investigation.
We hope Jim Hartman recovers quickly following this accident.
We offer our condolences to the family of Ruben Granados Zanchez.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Losing a loved one due to a fatal accident can have devastating consequences for families. Unfortunately, hundreds of innocent lives are lost every year as a direct result of automobile accidents. Quite often, these accidents are caused by motorists who operate their vehicles with negligence. Leading factors in vehicle collisions across our state include:
Distractions: When motorists use their phones to text, talk, or browse the internet, they can cause serious injuries to other people sharing the road. We see many accidents caused by distracted drivers who drift out of their lines and crash into other vehicles nearby.
Intoxication: Drivers who are impaired simply lack the ability to make responsible decisions while behind the wheel. As a result, they cause serious accidents that can result in fatalities.
Failing to yield: When drivers fail to yield to other motorists, they can cause serious injury accidents or even fatalities. These accidents are frequently reported at busy intersections in Yamhill County and across the state.
Inclement weather: When traveling on icy and slippery roadways, it is important that drivers maintain a safe speed and control over their vehicles. Unfortunately, we see many people hurt in accidents caused by drivers who fail to exercise caution during inclement weather conditions.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, our team of knowledgeable car accident lawyers in Yamhill County can help you seek full compensation for the losses and damages that you face, these include compensation for:
- Lost earnings
- Medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Vehicle repair costs (or replacement fees)
- Loss of consortium
- And more
It is important that reach out to our team as soon as possible to provide yourself with the best chance of getting justice.
Our personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard are committed to helping families get justice after losing loved ones in accidents. As personal injury attorneys, we understand the need to act quickly when suffering from debilitating injuries sustained in a car crash. With decades of experience under our belt and fearless advocacy on your behalf, you can rest assured that when it comes to seeking maximum compensation for your case, Kivel & Howard is here for you. Contact us today at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 for a free consultation and protect your rights with confidence.