Pendleton, OR – I-84 Truck Crash near Exit 216 Ends in InjuriesOregon Legal News
Pendleton, OR (November 18, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in the Pendleton area on Wednesday that prompted the response of the Oregon State police. On November 16, the Oregon Department of Transportation reported that a traffic accident occurred on Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon.
According to reports provided by authorities, a collision involving two semi-trucks and an unknown number of additional vehicles occurred on the eastbound side of Interstate 84 in the area near exit 216. The incident resulted in a semi-truck spilling debris across the roadway near mile marker 225. Authorities confirmed that multiple vehicles lost control after traveling over an icy patch on the roadway.
The incident caused severe delays in the area. Medics were called to the scene of the accident to render aid to victims who suffered injuries. An unknown number of victims were then transported to local hospitals for further care.
The circumstances of the accident remain under investigation.
We hope the people hurt due to this crash recover quickly.
Truck Accidents in Oregon
Each year, thousands of victims are hospitalized as a result of auto accidents that take place in our state. Regrettably, auto accidents caused by icy road conditions are a leading cause of winter injuries and fatalities. Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in car crashes that are caused by icy roads.
There are several factors that contribute to auto crashes taking place on icy roads. One of the most common is the speed at which a vehicle is traveling. When drivers travel too fast in icy road conditions, they may lose control of their vehicles. This is especially true on bridges and overpasses, where ice forms faster than other areas of the road.
Another factor that contributes to in icy road conditions is following too closely behind other vehicles. When roads are icy, it takes longer to stop, so drivers need to give themselves more space between their car and the car in front of them. Following too closely is one of the leading causes of rear-end collisions, which can be especially dangerous on icy roads. This is even truer for trucks, which already take an extended amount of space and time to stop.
Finally, driver distraction is also a major factor in winter accidents. With the holidays approaching, many people are preoccupied with shopping, party planning, and other activities. Distracted driving increases the risk of all types of accidents, including those that occur on icy roads.
If you have been hurt as a result of a truck accident, it is important that you act quickly. There may be legal options available to help you secure financial compensation to cover some of the losses and damages you face. A Pendleton truck accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for your damages.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard can help guide you through the legal process and fight to get you justice. Our personal injury lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation to get started. Contact our law firm today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to discuss your case.
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.