Portland, OR – Accident with Injuries Reported on I-5 Freeway near NE BroadwayOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (May 25, 2022) – The Portland Police Bureau responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon that left at least one person injured. Just after 2:45 p.m., on May 24, the police and emergency crews were notified that an auto accident took place on the Interstate 5 Freeway.
Reports provided by the Portland police show that a collision between vehicles blocked the northbound side of the freeway in the area at Northeast Broadway. The incident caused some delays throughout the area as the police blocked the roadway to prevent further damage to the vehicles involved.
Injuries were confirmed in this accident. At least one person was transported to a local hospital where they underwent medical treatment.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation by PPB.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured as a result of this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Every day, people across the state of Oregon are injured in motor vehicle accidents. In many cases, victims suffer from severe injuries that demand emergency medical care. Some of the most common types of injuries suffered by accident victims include:
Broken bones: these injuries often require emergency medical attention. People who suffer from broken bones have to be cast and some have to go through surgery and have screws, bolts, and wires implanted into them to heal.
Spinal cord injuries: spinal cord injuries can be incredibly debilitating. Most people who suffer from spinal cord injuries experience some form of paralysis. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries often require immediate medical care as well as long-term treatment. Many people who suffer from spinal cord injuries have to rely on others to perform various tasks.
Traumatic brain injuries: people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries often experience mood instabilities. There are a significant number of people who suffer from TBIs that leave them with overwhelming pain and suffering. Unfortunately, these injuries often cause mood changes, memory loss, and problems with balance.
Internal organ damage: people who suffer from these injuries often have to go through emergency surgery. Without emergency intervention, internal organ damage can be fatal. People who suffer from these injuries often have to go through extensive medical care and may require to use medication or medical devices indefinitely.
When people suffer from these and other severe injuries and accidents, they may have legal options available to help them move forward. Victims who are injured in accidents due to the negligence of others should reach out to a car accident lawyer in Portland as soon as possible.
The Portland personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping injured parties protect their legal rights following accidents. Our lawyers can help you secure the financial compensation that you can use to cover various damages you face. Contact our Oregon personal injury law firm by calling 503-796-0909 or 503-802-4800 to get started on 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.