Portland, OR – Injury Crash Reported on NE 162nd Ave near NE Siskiyou StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 17, 2022) – On Friday afternoon, authorities were notified that they were needed to provide assistance at the scene of a crash in the Portland area that sent at least one person to a local hospital with injuries. Calls for help came in just after 2:45 p.m. on December 16.
Crash reports provided by the Portland Police Bureau indicate that a traffic collision took place on Northeast 162 Avenue. The incident blocked the road near the intersection of Northeast Siskiyou Street.
The Portland Police Bureau, Portland firefighters, and emergency medical services all responded to the scene to provide assistance. The police and firefighters were busy clearing the road as medical personnel rendered aid to the victims who suffered injuries. At least one of the people involved in the crash was then transported to a local hospital for further medical care.
Investigations into the cause of the collision are currently underway by the police in Portland.
We hope those who suffered injuries as a result of this traffic accident are able to recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Each year, vehicle accidents leave tens of thousands of people in Oregon injured. Unfortunately, many people suffer debilitating spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and even traumatic brain injuries as a result of their accidents. Many crashes that we see in the Portland area take place due to drivers who engage in negligent actions while behind the wheel. Some of the leading causes of crashes include:
Distracted driving: Distracted driving is a growing problem here in the state of Oregon. People who are texting on their phones or talking, eating, or engaging in conversations with passengers continue to cause severe accidents in our state.
Drunk driving: Drunk driving is one of the most preventable causes of car crashes and injuries. Yet, it continues to be a problem on our roads despite it being incredibly illegal and dangerous.
Speeding: Speeding is another major factor in car crashes. Speeding not only increases the likelihood of traffic accidents taking place, but it also makes the crash more severe when it does occur.
Weather conditions: Bad weather can make driving more difficult and increase the risk of crashing. Rain, snow, ice, and fog can all make it harder to see and control your vehicle.
If you’ve been hurt due to a car crash that took place in Oregon, you may be able to file a personal injury case against the responsible driver. A Portland car accident lawyer can help you seek the maximum compensation possible for your damages.
At Kivel & Howard, our Portland personal injury lawyers have years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims. We’ll sit down with you and review the details of your case, and then help you decide what steps to take next. Call us today at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule your free consultation.
Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident. Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff. If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post from our site upon request.
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.