Portland, OR – Four Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-205Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 19, 2021) – Emergency crews in Portland were called to the scene of a serious injury collision on the northeast side of Portland that resulted in the shutdown of southbound Interstate 205 for several hours.
Just before 3:30 p.m., on January 18, the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 205. Reports show that a crash involving four vehicles took place during the mid-afternoon hours near Northeast Killingsworth Street. The crash left four vehicles severely damaged, two of which burst into flames at the scene.
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the scene of the crash and worked to extinguish the fire to reach the injured parties. A total of four people were transported to area hospitals for the treatment of injuries following the crash. Two people were admitted in critical condition, one of which sustained severe burn injuries. The condition of the two other patients is not yet known. At this time, investigations surrounding the cause of the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Data provided by the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that the number of traffic-related fatalities across the state of Oregon increased around 4% between 2018 and 2019. Not only are victims losing their lives in collisions at an alarming rate, but they are becoming injured more often as well. In the Portland area alone, more than 8,000 people are injured in vehicle collisions 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.
An overwhelming number of vehicle collisions in the state of Oregon are a result of driver error. When drivers engage in reckless and negligent actions while operating 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 crucial that they reach out to a car accident attorney in Oregon as soon as possible. Victims may have legal options available to help them recover.
Our compassionate Oregon personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping accident victims 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 strive to provide excellence to each client as we provide individualized representation to them to ensure their specific legal needs are met. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle 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.
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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.