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Fatal injuries result from head-on crash in Oregon

It is an unfortunate reality that car accidents happen on roadways across the country every day. Some of these incidents have minor outcomes and can be handled quickly. Others are much more severe and can result in serious or fatal injuries to those involved. Unfortunately, the latter scenario is not uncommon.

It was recently reported that a crash involving two vehicles recently took place in Oregon. Apparently, the driver of an SUV was traveling south when she failed to maintain her lane of travel. As a result, the vehicle veered into the northbound lane where it collided head-on with a van. An 85-year-old man was driving the van, and an 81-year-old woman was a passenger in the van.

The passenger suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. She was declared dead at the accident site. Both drivers were taken from the scene by ambulance with unspecified injuries. It was not reported what factors may have contributed to the crash, and it was not mentioned whether any criminal charges may result. Additional information may become available at a later time.

Because this Oregon car accident resulted in fatal injuries, it may be possible for the victim's surviving loved ones to file a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault. This type of legal action could allow them to pursue compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages stemming from the accident that are permitted under state law. Additionally, the man injured in this incident may also be able to file a personal injury claim for his own personal damages.

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