Portland, OR – Injury Crash Reported on NE Alderwood RdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 2, 2023) – Authorities throughout Portland were called to the scene of a traffic accident that took place on Sunday afternoon that ended in injuries. On January 1, the Portland police Bureau was notified that an accident occurred on NE Alderwood Road.
At approximately 3:11 p.m., a crash took place in the 9500 block of Northeast Alderwood Road. The incident blocked multiple lanes in the area, prompting the police to block off the roadway as they worked to clear the scene.
Police and firefighters out of Portland remained on site for an extended period as they worked to provide assistance with clearing the road and allowing traffic in the area.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident. At least one victim was confirmed injured due to the crash. Medics provided care to the injured victims and transported them to area hospitals.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated. We hope those harmed as a result of this auto accident are able to recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Oregon
In the state of Oregon, we see a significant number of car crashes take place every year that leave victims with devastating injuries. Many victims are left with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, or even broken bones as a result of accidents. In many cases, these accidents are preventable and caused by driver error. Drivers who engage in negligent behaviors while behind the wheel continue to cause harm to innocent people.
Here in Portland, some of the leading causes of traffic accidents that take place on our streets include:
- Speeding drivers: There are many dangers associated with speeding drivers, but one of the most serious is the increased likelihood of crashes. When a driver is speeding, they are more likely to lose control of their vehicle and crash. Even if they don’t crash, their speed makes it difficult for them to stop safely if something unexpected happens on the road.
- Distracted drivers: Any type of distraction can be incredibly dangerous. Unfortunately, texting is the most dangerous form of distracted driving because it combines all three types of distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive.
- Impaired drivers: Alcohol and drugs are a leading cause of crashes in Oregon and across the nation. Every day, impaired drivers make the choice to get behind the wheel, putting themselves and others at risk.
If you have been injured in an accident due to a driver’s negligence, Kivel & Howard are here to help. Our Portland car accident lawyers have the experience and knowledge needed to help you get justice and protect your rights. We have a proven track record of success in car accident cases and will work diligently to get you the justice you deserve. Do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation, either by phone at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 or through our website, so that we can begin working on your case as soon as possible.
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.