Dallas Crash Seriously Injures Three

Date: December 19, 2009
Location: Highway 22 near Dallas, Oregon
Names: Roy Warner, Catherine Warner, Jerry Dean Weber

According to an Oregon State Police press release, a two-car crash seriously injured three people on December 19, 2009, around 2:20 PM on Highway 22, west of Dallas, Oregon.

Oregon State Police Sergeant Bob Charpentier said that a black Chevrolet SUV driven by Jerry Dean Weber, 48, of Sheridan, was traveling west on Highway 22 near milepost 10, when, for unknown reasons, the car crossed the center line.

The Chevrolet crashed head-on into an eastbound white Ford Escape SUV driven by Roy Warner, 61, of Alberta, Canada.

Weber was taken to a Portland hospital with critical injuries. Warner and his wife and passenger, Catherine Warner, 61, were seriously injured. Roy Warner was taken to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital and Catherine Warner was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

All the victims were wearing safety restraints.

Responders included Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas Fire Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office were continuing to investigate.

We send our thoughts to the Warners and Weber, and we hope they know there are many people who will be thinking of them and praying for them as they recover.

The moments and days after a crash are the most important. First, you must seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you think your injuries are minor, you should have a record of anything after the accident in case the pains become more serious. Second, either you, a friend or family member, or a qualified attorney, should collect evidence from the accident scene. Evidence can disappear quickly, so doing this while your loved one is in the hospital is of extreme importance. We understand that you may not want to do this while you or your loved one is in the hospital, so you may want to ask an attorney to do it for you.

The months after an accident are important as well. There are time limits to filing a claim if you have been in an accident. And sometimes you can’t go back to work, so you start to worry about paying medical bills and wage loss. These are all stressful things, and it doesn’t help that the insurance company won’t leave you alone, but they won’t help you either. So please, do not hesitate to call us or request a free copy of our book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case. Our website has helpful advice, and what we don’t cover there, we will be more than happy to answer ourselves.

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