Head On Collisions
To be a driver in Oregon, you must have insurance according to ORS 806.010 and that insurance must include:
* $25,000 per person for bodily injury
* $50,000 per accident for bodily injury to others
* $20,000 per crash for property damage
The driver also needs to have Personal Injury Protection to include:
* $15,000 per person
* $50,000 per accident for the uninsured motorist coverage in the event of bodily injury
An Oregon Traffic Accident and Insurance report must be filed with the DMV within 72 hours of the accident. This must be done if in your accident you have:
* Over $1,500 in damages to your vehicle
* Over $1,500 in damages to other person’s property other than their vehicle
* Any vehicle has over $1,500 in damages and has to be towed from the scene
* Injury to any person
* Death of any person
Head on collisions are dangerous because the front of the car takes all of the impact and many people get seriously injured in this type of accident. If you are driving while intoxicated and get in a head on collision that results in death of the other driver or passengers, you may be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide (ORS 163.149). This kind of homicide can be criminal homicide. It can also be classified as manslaughter in the first or second degree.
However the head on collision happens in Oregon, an experienced attorney would benefit whoever is being charged.