Oregon automobile accident attorneys News: Oregon three-vehicle crash on Highway 22; 1 dead 5 injured

Legal news for Oregon automobile accident attorneys. A violent collision killed one person on Highway 22.

Oregon automobile accident lawyers- A three-vehicle crash involving a Ford pickup truck, a Hyundai, and a Jeep Grand Cherokee injured five people, killed one.

Albany, OR—A violent three-vehicle collision left five people seriously injured and another dead on Highway 22 on Saturday, December 19, 2009. The fatal wreck occurred as a vehicle was trying to pass another vehicle near Idanha, around 4:30 p.m., as reported by the Statesman Journal.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Dorian J. Dolinanjec, 23, of Portland, was traveling westbound on Highway 22, when the vehicle veered across the center-line, as if he was going to pass a vehicle, when he sideswiped an eastbound Hyundai driven by Robert Lee Randis, 69, of Terrebonne. The impact sent the Jeep airborne into an eastbound 2006 Ford pickup truck. Responding emergency medical services (EMS) teams pronounced Randis dead at the scene of the violent wreck. Dolinanjec sustained serious injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Samaritan Albany General Hospital for treatment. Two passengers of the Hyundai, Randis’ wife, Beverly, 67, and Nicole Bowerman, 10 of Sweet Home, were also seriously injured. Another Hyundai passenger, Karlie Jean Callin, 13, of Sweet Home, also sustained injuries described as “minor.” The driver of the Ford pickup, Jessie E. Always, 61, of Bend, was also transported to Samaritan Albany General Hospital for treatment of “minor” injuries. Everyone was reportedly wearing his or her seat belts at the time. The Oregon State Police are conducting a full investigation into the fatal wreck. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Idanha Fore Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation all responded to the crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Oregon automobile accident lawyers.