Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon’s single vehicle serious injury crash that occurred along Highway 99E south of Woodburn. One person was taken to a Portland-area hospital and alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
According to Sergeant Mark Davie, on December 27, 2012 at approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2002 Hyundai Accent driven by Montgomery A. Walsh, age 41, from Woodburn, was traveling on Highway 99E near Howell Prairie Road NE when the vehicle was involved in a rollover crash. WALSH was ejected from the car and seriously injured. He was transported by Life Flight to a Portland-area hospital.
OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Woodburn Fire Department and local emergency responders assisted at the scene.
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State, county and city law enforcement agencies in Oregon and throughout the country won’t be turning their back on impaired and other dangerous drivers during the upcoming New Year’s Holiday period starting 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 through 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
Continuing stepped up enforcement efforts that are part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, and ODOT offer these important safety tips:
- If you are planning to drink, plan ahead: designate a sober driver or arrange for a taxi to pick you up at a set time.
- If you are hosting a party, offer plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and help your guests be responsible. Don’t let someone who has been drinking get behind the wheel.
- Volunteer to be a designated driver.
- Walking or bicycling after dark? Wear bright clothes to help you stand out, and always look both ways before crossing, even at an intersection.
- Buckle up, every trip, every time.
- Drive defensively at all times.
- Be rested, alert, slow down and “know before you go” by staying up to date on road and weather conditions by visiting www.TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1.
- And remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take that person’s keys and help him or her make other arrangements to get home safely.