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Steamboat motorcycle accident claims lives of two.

A report coming out of Steamboat, Oregon have indicated that a man and woman were killed in an accident about 40 miles east of Roseburg Sunday afternoon. Winston resident Scotty Eugene Schull was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Highway 138 East right before the accident. The police believe that the motorcycle traveled into the eastbound lane while negotiating a curve. They believe that his motorcycle struck the side of an eastbound Dodge Ram 3500 pickup driven by Darrell Brintnall of Portland. Is that what happened? Did the police witness the accident? Or did the Dodge Ram hit the side of the motorcycle.  Unfortunately, both Schull and his passenger Karen Sue Black of Winston were both pronounced dead at the scene. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Scotty and Karen.

Personal injury attorneys that work on wrongful death cases often hire investigators to learn the true cause of accidents. Are police reports always 100% accurate? No. We believe that the motorcyclists were wearing protective helmets but they could have still suffered from a head or brain injury. Too many motorcycle accidents occur through the United States. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation's fatality reporting system fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over the Labor Day weekend.

If you have questions about a certain vehicle accident, consider contacting an experienced lawyer.

     - Article by Richard Weaver, a personal injury lawyer based out of Houston, Texas.

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