Brownsville, OR – Semi-Truck Crash on I-5 near OR-228 Leaves Three InjuredOregon Legal News
Brownsville, OR (March 6, 2021) – An accident reported on Friday morning left several people injured, according to local authorities. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the Oregon State Police responded to the site of a collision on Interstate 5.
Reports from the OSP show that a semi-truck was traveling at high speed on Interstate 5 when it struck the rear-end of a second big rig near Oregon State Route 228.
The impact of the crash caused severe damage to the two trucks, trapping three people inside their vehicles for an extended period. Firefighters were able to extricate the trapped victims and transport them to local hospitals for treatment after an hour.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation with the Oregon State Police.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone who was affected by this collision.
Truck Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 8,000 people are injured in vehicle collisions throughout the Portland area. In many cases, victims are forced to deal with unimaginable consequences. Quite often, accident victims are left with injuries that cause overwhelming pain and suffering. In many instances, victims require hospitalization and have to take several weeks or even months off work to recover. The immediate and long-term consequences leave victims to deal with an array of negative consequences. Regrettably, families of those harmed are often forced to bear the impact of a crash as well.
An overwhelming number of vehicle collisions in the state of Oregon are a result of driver error. When drivers engage in reckless and negligent actions while operating their vehicles, they place themselves and others sharing the road at an increased risk of being seriously injured or killed. When victims are harmed in accidents as a result of the actions of other drivers, it is crucial that they reach out to a car accident attorney in Oregon as soon as possible. Victims may have legal options available to help them recover. Working with a legal team that is knowledgeable, responsive, and attentive can help to ensure you are able to get the justice and compensation you need and deserve after being harmed.
Our compassionate Oregon personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping accident victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in vehicle collisions. Our clients can depend on us to keep their best interests in mind as we fight on their behalf to ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for their injuries. We strive to provide excellence to each client as we provide individualized representation to them to ensure their specific legal needs are met. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation today. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and help to determine the best options available for you to move forward and get the justice you deserve.
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