Portland, OR – Accident with Injuries Reported on I-205 near Glenn Jackson BridgeOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (June 17, 2021) – Emergency crews were requested at the scene of an accident on Wednesday that ended in injuries. Just after 8 a.m., on June 16, the Portland Police Department, firefighters, and emergency medical services responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 205.
Reports from authorities show that a collision between vehicles blocked two lanes on the southbound side of Interstate 205 at the Glenn Jackson Bridge. The incident resulted in significant delays in the area.
Medical personnel responded to the scene to treat injured victims and provide those in need of further care with transportation to area hospitals. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Statistics provided by the National Safety Council (NSC) show that the number of traffic-related incidents in Oregon has increased at a rate of approximately 4% between 2018 and 2019. Not only are victims losing their lives in collisions at a significant rate, but they are resulting in injuries more often as well. In the Portland area alone, over 8,000 people sustain injuries in auto accidents each year. These accidents often leave victims 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.
A devastating number of vehicle collisions in the state of Oregon are caused by driver error. When people engage in reckless and negligent actions while driving 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 essential that they reach out to a car accident attorney in Oregon as soon as possible. Those harmed may have legal options available to help them recover. Working with a legal team that is responsive, competent, and attentive can help to ensure you are able to get the justice and compensation you need and deserve after being injured.
Our team of Oregon personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard has years of combined experience assisting accident victims to 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 are committed to providing exceptional services to each client as we provide individualized representation to them to ensure their specific legal needs are met. If you have been injured in an automobile 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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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.