Truck Crash in Vida, Oregon Seriously Injures Driver

Date: October 19, 2009
Location: Highway 126E, Vida, Oregon
Names: Forrest D. King

Forrest D. King, 21, of Vida, Oregon, was seriously injured around 2:40 AM, October 19, 2009, when he lost control of his 1993 Subaru truck on Highway 126E.

According to an Oregon State Police press release, the truck was westbound when it hit an embankment on the north side of the highway. King was ejected from the truck, and pinned underneath.

Oregon State Police troopers and paramedics arrived at the crash site, and King was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.

McKenzie Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene. As of October 20, police were continuing to investigate, and it was not known whether King was wearing a seat belt.

We send our thoughts to King as he recovers. It can be difficult to get over an accident, but we hope he heals swiftly and easily.