Date: August 25, 2010
Location: I-84 near Troutdale, Oregon
Names: Damion Louis Wilson
A Portland man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash on August 25, 2010, around 2:25 PM, on I-84 near Troutdale Oregon, according to an OSP press release.
Damion Louis Wilson, 39, of Portland, was westbound on the highway when the pickup truck he was driving veered onto the center grass median and crashed into a sign pointing to a highway work zone. The pickup then traveled back over the westbound lanes, rolled several times, and came to rest right side up about 50 feet off the right shoulder.
Wilson sustained serious injuries, and was taken to OHSU by LifeFlight. It is not known whether he was wearing a seat belt.
We send our best wishes to Wilson, hoping he recovers quickly and regains full health.
While accidents like this one can seem black or white, a closer investigation will sometimes turn up a surprise. Many will assume that the driver fell asleep at the wheel, or stopped paying attention for some other reason. And perhaps that is exactly what happened. But there are many other possibilities as well. Poor road conditions may have caused this wreck – for all we know, there may have been a large pothole that has already caused three accidents, or maybe there’s a blind curve with a missing warning sign. If that is the case, there may be a lawsuit available against the city/county/state. Such a lawsuit would allow the injured person to receive compensation and hopefully prevent future accidents on that stretch of road. Maybe the car was recently brought in for a tune-up, and the mechanic replaced the steering mechanism carelessly, and the car lost steering.
These things happen, and when someone is seriously injured, a competent Oregon personal injury attorney can investigate and find out what happened. Usually at no cost. For more information on what to do in the case of an Oregon accident, contact our Portland persona office or read 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.