Newport, OR – Injuries Reported in Rollover Truck Crash on Newport’s Yaquina Bay BridgeOregon Legal News
Newport, OR (December 30, 2022) – A truck accident took place in the Newport area on Tuesday morning that left at least one person injured. Just before 7 a.m., on December 27, the Newport Police Department responded to the scene of an accident on the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
According to law enforcement, a 2012 semi with a tractor-trailer was traveling on the northbound side of the bridge when it was blown over due to heavy wind conditions. The semi-truck then landed on top of a 2022 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck and a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz.
Both of the vehicles became pinned under the pickup truck. Firefighters and police responded to the scene of the accident to provide assistance. Authorities worked to remove the trapped victims from their vehicles.
The driver of the pickup truck, the driver of the car, and the passenger in the car, all suffered injuries. All three victims were transported to area hospitals.
At this time, the Newport Police Department is investigating the accident.
We hope the three victims injured as a result of this crash recover quickly.
Truck Accidents in Oregon
It is no secret that accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles are more likely to result in severe injuries or death for those involved. Unfortunately, thousands of these accidents are reported in the state of Oregon every year. In many cases, weather conditions contribute to these accidents taking place. We see many truck accidents take place due to high wind conditions. High winds can cause a truck to tip over, especially if the truck is carrying a heavy load.
There are other weather conditions that contribute to truck accidents taking place, particularly when the truck rolls over and lands on top of other vehicles. Wet weather can make roads slick and difficult to navigate, especially for large trucks. Trucks are more likely to lose control in wet weather and rollover.
Snow and ice can also make roads treacherous for trucks. Snow and ice can make it difficult for trucks to stop or turn, increasing the risk of a rollover accident.
If you have been hurt as a result of a truck accident while traveling in Oregon, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. This type of claim can help you recover compensation for your medical costs, vehicle repair expenses, and a variety of other damages that you face. A truck accident lawyer in Newport will be able to help you pursue legal action and fight for fair compensation on your behalf.
If you’ve been injured due to another driver’s negligence, Kivel & Howard can help. Our knowledgeable and dedicated Portland personal injury lawyers have extensive experience fighting for justice on behalf of the victims of Oregon auto accidents. Schedule a free consultation today at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 and get the justice that you deserve.
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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.