Portland, OR – Injuries Follow Traffic Wreck on N Newman AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 18, 2023) – At least one victim was hospitalized as a result of a traffic accident that took place in the Portland area on Tuesday afternoon. At around 2:57 p.m. on January 17, authorities were notified that a crash had occurred on North Newman Avenue.
According to law enforcement, a traffic crash blocked the 9300 block of North Newman Avenue. The incident caused moderate disruptions in traffic throughout the area.
The Portland Police Bureau, area firefighters, and emergency medical services all responded to the scene to provide assistance.
The police and firefighters removed the damaged vehicles and debris from the road. Medics provided treatment to the victims who were injured. Those who required further medical attention were provided transportation to local hospitals.
The cause of the crash is currently being investigated by the Portland Police Bureau.
We hope injured victims recover quickly following this crash.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental injuries and death in Portland and across the state of Oregon. In many cases, accidents are preventable. We see countless innocent people hurt as a result of drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions.
The most common cause of car crashes is distracted driving, which includes activities such as talking or texting on a cell phone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, or engaging in any activity that takes their attention off the road.
Other leading factors of automobile crashes in our state include drunk driving, drowsy driving, aggressive driving, and weather-related factors. Car crashes can also be caused by mechanical issues such as brake failure, tire blowouts, and faulty headlights.
If you have been hurt as a result of a car crash, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the party who is responsible. This could include any part manufacturer if you’re accident was caused by mechanical issues, a negligent driver if their actions contributed to the accident taking place, or even a government entity if road conditions or another factor under their control caused the accident to take place. It is important that you reach out to a Portland car accident lawyer right away to discuss your case and determine what legal options you have.
Kivel & Howard has decades of experience representing Portland residents who have been injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers. Our dedicated and skilled attorneys handle all types of personal injury cases for our clients and offer free consultations. Whether you’ve been injured in a head-on collision, a rollover crash, or as a result of a wrong-way driver, our team is here to help you get justice. Contact our Portland personal injury lawyers today at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule your free consultation 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.