Four people injured in crash near Rose Lodge as trailer comes loose

by KATU Staff

Monday, May 28th 2018

Courtesy Oregon State Police


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ROSE LODGE, Ore. — Oregon State Police say four people were injured in a crash Sunday afternoon near Rose Lodge.

The crash was reported around 1 p.m. on SR Highway 18 near milepost 4.5

Police say 32-year-old Russell Raven was driving a Dodge pick-up westbound with a flatbed trailer, when he had to suddenly brake and wait for oncoming traffic to clear. His trailer spun to the left and entered the eastbound lanes of traffic, hitting a Chevrolet pick-up. The Chevrolet rolled onto its top, crossed the highway and crashed into an embankment.

The drive of the Chevrolet, 29-year-old Roman Rue, was hospitalized via Life Flight with a broken leg and broken shoulder.

His passenger, 24-year-old Kaley Chazell, was hospitalized in Lincoln City, along with two juveniles who were also in the car.

Raven was cited for reckless driving, assault and recklessly endangering another person.

 In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

Over 500 Will die in 2018 when a passenger vehicle is towing a trailer.....No National Safety Standards That All Trailers Must Adhere to.

This is who the family is....all of this...all of this..caused by a defective trailer towing system. 

If the product was produced better and maintained then it should have never come off.

The people who tow are trained to say "Key Words" to divert attention to themselves.