Portland, OR – Injuries Reported in Crash on NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd near NE Russell StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (June 27, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Portland area left at least one person injured. At around 3:54 p.m., on June 26, emergency crews were dispatched to the site of a motor vehicle accident on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Reports provided by the Portland Police Bureau show that a collision between vehicles occurred on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at the intersection of Northeast Russell Street. The incident caused moderate delays throughout the area after it blocked the intersection.
At least one person involved in the accident suffered injuries. Medical personnel rendered aid to the victims on-site before transporting them to area hospitals for further care.
At this time, investigations surrounding the cause of the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Each year, tens of thousands of people in the state of Oregon are left with injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents. These crashes can often be attributed to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the leading factors in auto collisions in our state include:
Speeding: When drivers fail to maintain a safe speed with their vehicles. While traveling along our roadways, they place others at risk of being harmed. We see many people hurt as a result of drivers who are speeding during inclement weather, and unsafe roadways, and under various other circumstances. Traveling too fast can prevent a driver from stopping their vehicle in time to avoid a collision.
Distractions: There are many instances where people are harmed in motor vehicle accidents as a result of drivers who are distracted. When people are texting while operating their vehicles, eating food, and engaging in conversation with others in the vehicle, they often take their attention off the road ahead. Even a moment of inattention can’t have life-changing consequences for others.
Recklessness: When people run red lights, pass stop signs, and engage in other reckless and negligent actions while behind the wheel, they place the lives of others sharing the road at risk. Unfortunately, we see people engage in these reckless actions every single day across our state.
When drivers engage in these and other reckless and negligent actions, they often cause accidents that cause significant injuries. If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident due to another driver’s negligence, you must reach out to our personal injury lawyers in Portland as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to help you move forward.
Our Portland car accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of people who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others. Our lawyers can help you secure the maximum amount of compensation available to repair your vehicle, cover medical expenses, and help alleviate the impact of lost wages. We will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to obtain the outcome you expect for your lawsuit. If you have an injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must reach out to our Oregon personal injury law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers are available by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 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.