Two-Car Crash Injures Five

Date: July 18, 2010
Location: Highway 126W near Florence, Oregon
Names: Lilas Dunn, Royal Murdock, Maralyn Murdock, Benjamin Livingston, Venessa Manahan-Rial

Five people suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash July 18, 2010 on Highway 126W near Florence, Oregon, according to an OSP press release. Police responded to the scene around 9:45 AM.

The crash occurred after a car driven by Lilas Dunn, 60, of Eugene, exited a driveway onto the highway, preparing to head eastbound. As Dunn entered the roadway, a westbound car driven by Royal Murdock, 71, of Eugene, rounded a blind curve. The two cars collided.

Dunn and Murdock were taken by ambulance to Peace Harbor Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Three passengers in Murdock’s car, Maralyn Murdock, 88, Benjamin Livingston, 25, and Venessa Manahan-Rial, 27, all of Eugene, were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

All occupants of both vehicles were wearing safety restraints. No citations were issued.

State troopers from the Florence Worksite are continuing to investigate.

We send our wishes to Dunn, Royal Murdock, Maralyn Murdock, Livingston, and Manahan-Rial. We hope you recover soon.

Even “minor injuries” from a car crash in Oregon can turn into problems that cause pain and affect your life. That’s why it’s so important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not only will it help identify any serious problems, it will give you a treatment record, which can be helpful if problems develop later.

Also, after an accident, 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 as soon as possible 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 Oregon car accident attorney to do it for you.

There are time limits to filing a claim if you have been in an accident. And there’s so much stress. Meanwhile, 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.