Portland, OR – Injuries Follow Crash at NE Killingsworth St & NE 8th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 19, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in the Portland area on Sunday evening that resulted in injuries. Just after 4:20 p.m., on September 18, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a crash that took place on Northeast Killingsworth Street.
Reports from the police and Portland show that a crash between vehicles blocked Northeast Killingsworth Street at the intersection of Northeast 8th Avenue.
The cross caused severe disruption throughout the area. The Portland police Bureau and local firefighters blocked off a large section of the roadway while attending to victims at the scene.
At least one person was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where they were provided treatment for their injuries.
The police and Portland are investigating the crash at this time.
We hope those who suffered injuries in this accident are able to recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Every year, crashes across Oregon leave tens of thousands of people injured. These accidents often take place due to a variety of reasons. Some of the leading causes of crashes include:
Distracted driving is the number one cause of car crashes in Oregon. Cell phone use, eating, drinking, and talking are all distractions that can lead to crashes. Distracted drivers are also more likely to get into accidents when they’re driving other people’s vehicles.
Drunk driving is also a major cause of Oregon car crashes. More than one-quarter of all car crashes in Oregon are caused by drunk drivers. Alcohol impairs your ability to drive safely and can lead to dangerous driving behaviors, including speeding and distraction.
Other causes of Oregon car crashes include improper lane usage, speeding, and running a stop sign or red light. All of these behaviors can lead to collisions if a driver isn’t careful.
If you’re involved in a car crash in Oregon, you may be entitled to financial compensation. As soon as possible, you will want to speak to a Portland car accident lawyer about your legal options. Many people try to deal with car accidents on their own, but this can be a mistake. A car accident lawyer can help you understand the law and the options available to you. They can also help you navigate the complicated insurance process and protect your rights.
Our Portland personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard can help you pursue legal action against the person who is responsible for the crash. Our lawyers will pursue a personal injury case against the person who caused your accident and demand that they pay you full compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Our lawyers will fight diligently to help you get the outcome you expect for your lawsuit.
Schedule a consultation with our team at Kivel & Howard by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 at your earliest convenience to get started.
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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.