Hillsboro, OR – Three Hospitalized Following Crash on SW Baseline St near SW 17th AveOregon Legal News
Hillsboro, OR (January 4, 2023) – A traffic accident took place in Hillsboro on Monday that resulted in injuries for multiple victims. The Hillsboro Fire & Rescue was summoned to the scene of the accident on January 2 that had taken place on Southwest baseline Street.
According to authorities, two vehicles collided on Southwest baseline Street in the area of Southwest 17th Avenue during the evening hours. The incident prompted firefighters and police to block off multiple lanes of the roadway for several hours as they worked to clear the scene and investigate.
One person had to be extricated from their vehicle. A total of three victims suffered injuries and had to be transported to local hospitals.
At this time, the police department in Hillsboro is investigating the crash.
We hope the three victims hurt as a result of this accident are able to recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Accidents take place frequently in the state of Oregon and have devastating consequences for those involved. Unfortunately, we see many of these accidents take place at busy intersections.
There are several reasons why these accidents continue to take place so frequently in our state. One leading factor is driver inattention or distraction. This can be anything from eating while driving to texting on a cell phone. Even just not paying attention to the road can lead to an accident.
Another factor that commonly leads to car crashes at intersections is poor visibility. This can be due to weather conditions, like fog or rain, or due to objects blocking the view, like trees or buildings. Finally, speeding is also a major contributor to intersection accidents, as it makes it harder for drivers to stop in time if someone runs a red light or cuts them off.
If another driver’s negligence has caused you harm, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim can help you obtain compensation for some of the costs and losses that you face. This can include recovering compensation for:
- Any and all medical expenses you face as a result of your accident.
- Any lost wages that you have acquired after having to take time off work to recover.
- Lost earning capacity if you have been deemed permanently disabled due to your injuries and are unable to work.
- The cost to replace or repair your vehicle, depending on the extent of the damage.
- The loss of enjoyment that you have due to your injuries.
- Pain and suffering that you have experienced as a result of the injuries you have and medical care that you require.
Our Hillsboro car accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard are dedicated to helping those who have been injured in a car crash. With decades of experience, our top-notch legal team can make sure that you get the answers and results that you need in order to protect your rights after an accident. We offer free consultations, so don’t hesitate to contact us at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 for more information today.
Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident. Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff. If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post from our site upon request.
Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.