Portland, OR – Head-On Crash on Highway 99 north of Southwest Langer Farms Parkway Leaves Six InjuredOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 12, 2022) – An automobile accident reported in Washington County on Saturday evening sent several victims to local hospitals with injuries. At around 9:45 p.m., on September 10, multiple deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene of an automobile accident on Highway 99.
The preliminary reports indicate that a northbound vehicle and a southbound vehicle collided head-on, on Highway 99 just north of Southwest Langer Farms Parkway.
Six people suffered injuries due to the motor vehicle accident. All six victims were transported to area hospitals for further care. Witnesses stated that they saw a vehicle driving south in the northbound lanes prior to the accident occurring.
The driver of the southbound vehicle was tested for alcohol after the collision. The results showed that the blood alcohol content of the driver was 0.19, which is over twice the legal limit.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the six people who were hurt in this accident.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Alcohol is a leading factor in accidents across the United States. Nearly 25 percent of all fatal collisions involve drunk or impaired drivers. Here in the state of Oregon, more than 150 people die each year as a result of crashes involving drunk drivers. Thousands more are left injured as a result of these collisions.
People who operate their vehicles while impaired by drugs or alcohol are less likely to be able to maintain control of them. People who are intoxicated may not be able to soundly judge what is ahead of them in order to avoid a collision. Other problems that drivers who are impaired may have is difficulties remaining inside of their lane of travel, making sound decisions to avoid collisions in congested areas, and falling asleep while behind the wheel.
Driver intoxication is one of the most common factors in preventable accidents here in Oregon and across the United States. If you have been harmed as a result of a driver who was impaired or under the influence of drugs, a car accident lawyer in Portland can help you pursue legal action against them.
Filing a personal injury claim against a drunk driver can help you seek full and timely compensation to help cover your losses and damages. This type of lawsuit can help you get the money necessary for medical expenses, repairs to your vehicle, and more.
At Kivel & Howard, our lawyers have decades of experience helping people who have been injured by impaired drivers get justice. Following your accident, we can help you take legal action against the person who is at fault and demand full and timely compensation to cover your damages and losses.
Schedule a consultation at our Oregon law firm today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started on your case.
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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.