On Tuesday, January 13, a man was killed in a two-car accident while traveling
on Oregon 211 in Clackamas County. According to the reports, the deceased
man, 77-year-old Robert Layton, and his passenger, Donna Layton, were
traveling west on Oregon 211 when the collision happened. The passenger
was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Emergency crews responded around 10:00 a.m. Investigators claim that Layton’s
1997 Toyota Celica was hit after a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser heading eastbound
began to rotate clockwise for an unknown reason. The driver was Andrea
Parsons, a 36-year-old Molalla resident who was also taken to the hospital
for minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing, but according to Oregon State Police, there
is no suspicion of alcohol or drug use and no suspicion of other impairment.
Law enforcement said that all three individuals had been wearing seatbelts
at the time of the accident.
Car accidents happen for a number of reasons. If no impairment was present,
there is a possibility that the vehicle or its parts had a defect or something
If an accident occurs and you or someone you love is injured, it is important
to seek medical attention as soon as possible, as well as get a copy of
the incident report if available. Depending on the exact cause of the
accident, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed.
At Paulson Coletti, our team of Oregon
wrongful death lawyers is proud to advocate our clients’ rights after an accident.
We want to make sure our clients know there is someone on their side who
has their best interests in mind at all times. Trust that our firm is
ready to help you hold negligent parties accountable and seek the compensation
you need and deserve.
Call today to get started.