Portland, OR – Injury Accident on I-5 near Boone Bridge Results in DelaysOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (August 26, 2021) – Emergency crews were requested at the scene of an accident in the Portland area that ended in injuries. At around 9:47 a.m., on August 26, calls for help came in regarding a crash on Interstate 5.
Reports from the Portland Police show that a crash blocked the northbound side of Interstate 5 in the area of Boone Bridge. The collision caused moderate delays in the area just south of Wilsonville.
Crews spent extensive time at the scene of the accident. Police and firefighters worked to remove vehicles and debris from the roadway.
Emergency medical services responded to the accident to render aid to victims and transport those in need of further care to local hospitals.
At this time, the police in Portland are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Every year, more than 150,000 auto wrecks take place in the Oregon and Washington area. More than 13,000 of these traffic-related incidents take place right here in Multnomah County. These collisions often leave victims with life-altering injuries that require emergency medical care. In some instances, those harmed have to go through emergency surgery and spend weeks in recovery. Going through therapy and rehabilitation is not only painful but an extremely costly process as well.
The truth is that more than 8,000 victims require some form of medical care after being hurt in a crash. Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by motorists who engage in reckless and negligent actions while operating their vehicles. Driving while distracted, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and speeding are three of the leading causes of crashes. However, these and other acts of negligence continue to impact the lives of people across our state daily. When innocent people are hurt in crashes caused by negligent motorists, they should reach out to a car accident attorney in Portland as soon as possible.
Our personal injury attorneys in Portland are committed to helping injured parties maximize their recoveries for medical costs, lost wages, property damages, and various other financial burdens they face from their accidents. We strive to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions and making them pay.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You
It is essential that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Waiting can significantly impact your ability to hold at-fault parties accountable for their actions and getting the justice you deserve. If you have been injured in an accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Portland at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation. We are available to meet with you are your earliest convenience. We can discuss the circumstances surrounding your crash. We will help you determine the best options available for you to move forward and get the justice you deserve. Do not wait to protect your legal rights. Contact our team today 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.