Medford Man Dies in Single-Car Accident

Date: August 3, 2009
Location: Oregon 62, near Jackson County
Name: Kristopher D. Carey reports the death of a man after an accident that happened Monday afternoon.

The accident happened when driver Kristopher D. Carey, 20, of Medford attempted to turn off of Oregon 62, near northern Jackson County, onto federal Bureau of Land Management road when he apparently lost control of his pick-up truck. The truck flipped twice and landed upside down in the westbound lane. Carey’s truck did not have seatbelts. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

We’re sure those who loved Kristopher are still in a state of shock. There is nothing more traumatic than losing a son, brother or best friend. Please keep the Carey family in your thoughts and prayers in the upcoming months. This is a hard time, that will take a while to heal.

While accidents like this one can seem black or white, a closer investigation will sometimes turn up a surprise.  Some may assume that Carey 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 prior 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 or their family 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 do happen, and when someone is seriously injured, a competent Oregon personal injury attorney can investigate and find out what truly happened.  Usually at no cost.  For more information on what to do in the case of an Oregon accident, contact our office or read 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.