Dump Truck Driver Seriously Injured

Date: March 15, 2010
Location: S Maple Lane Road, Oregon City, Oregon
Names: Steve Oberson

According to reports from KGW.com, a dump truck driver traveling on S Maple Lane Road in Oregon City, Oregon, March 15, 2010, lost control of his truck, crashing into a guardrail and hurtling off a bridge into Abernathy Creek.

Witnesses rushed to help, and were able to pull Steve Oberson, 47, of Oregon City, out of the wreckage just as the cab of the truck was filling with water.

Oberson was airlifted to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in critical condition. As of March 16, his condition was upgraded to serious. He remained in intensive care.

While crews assess the integrity of the bridge, S. Maple Lane Road will be closed to all traffic between S. Fergusson Road and S. Waldo Road for an unknown period of time.

Oberman told police his brakes went out, causing him to lose control. No citations were issued, and Oberman was wearing a seat belt.

We want Oberson and his family to know that we’re thinking about them at this difficult time. We hope your recovery will be a quick one.

The first thing Oberson needs to worry about right now is getting better and getting the medical care he needs.

An Oregon auto accident investigation can turn up interesting facts. If a driver’s brakes failed, maybe the car was recently brought in for a tune-up, and the mechanic was careless. 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 office or read 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.