Carrie Ann Hill, 36, of Vancouver, Washington was killed in a Portland head-on car accident on Friday evening around 5:39pm.
The Columbian reports that Hill’s Toyota was struck by a Nissan pickup truck driven by Jesse Dean Rankin, 29, of Camas when Rankin’s pickup truck crossed over the centerline and struck Hill’s car and another vehicle.
Rankin and the driver of the third vehicle were taken to a local hospital. Their condition is unknown.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident and anyone with information are asked to contact Officer Pete Kurronen at 503-823-2208 or Peter.Kurronen@PortlandOregon.gov.
Head-on collisions are some of the worst type of car accidents because of the forces involved. Victims often suffer catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injures, or, as in this case, victims suffer non-survivable injuries.
Head-on car accidents are often caused by negligent driving such as driver distraction, driving under the influence, making an illegal u-turn, or driver drowsiness.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on collision, a Washington personal injury attorney can help with your claims for medical and rehabilitation costs, disability, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for your vehicle replacement. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience representing people with serious injuries due to motor vehicle accidents. We also help families with their wrongful death claims when they have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence.
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If you or a loved one has been injured or disabled or you have had a loved one killed in a Washington motor vehicle accident, contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation. You will have the opportunity to meet with our firm’s founder for an honest and no pressure review of your case.