Crash Caused by Drunk Driver Leads to Injuries

Date: July 9, 2011
Location: SW Farmington Road, Farmington
Name: Christian Garcia-Vazquez

A Washington County man faces charges of drunk driving and assault after a Saturday morning crash that sent one of his passengers to the hospital.

According to Sergeant Bob Ray from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived on the scene of a single-vehicle accident at approximately 8:20 a.m., on SW Farmington Road in Farmington. The deputies reported that a Chevy Tahoe being driven by Christian Garcia-Vazquez, age 25, of Cornelius in Washington County, had left the road and rolled into a ditch. When the deputies arrived, four people were standing outside the vehicle. One of the three passengers was injured in the wreck, and he was transported to a local hospital with what was described as non-life-threatening injuries.

According to KATU, the officers arrested Garcia-Vazquez for driving under the influence of intoxicants; further charges, including one for assault, are pending and will probably depend on how badly the passenger was injured.

When a drunk driver causes an injury accident in Oregon, there is a possibility of suing the person or bar who served the alcohol. This must be done correctly, and quickly. There are strict time limits for filing a lawsuit in Oregon, and where alcohol is involved, the limits get even stricter. We encourage people to educate themselves on the laws of drunk driving in Oregon, but when a drunk driver is involved, the law becomes very tricky, and you should contact an experienced Oregon injury attorney for help.