Portland, OR – Multi-Vehicle Crash with Injuries Reported on Tualatin-Valley Highway near Cornelius Pass RdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 9, 2022) – A crash took place on the Tualatin-Valley Highway that resulted in injuries on Thursday morning. On October 6, the Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to a crash that took place on the Tualatin-Valley Highway in the area near Cornelius Pass Road.
At around 8:50 a.m., several vehicles collided on the eastbound side of the highway. The crash caused severe delays throughout the area. The police, firefighters, and paramedics all responded to provide assistance at the scene.
At least one person was transported to a local hospital, where they were treated for injuries from the crash.
The collision remains under investigation at this time.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Every day, countless people are hurt in crashes across the state of Oregon. Quite often, these accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Leading factors and crashes that we see here in Oregon include impairment, speeding, and distractions.
There are many different types of car accidents that can occur in Oregon. Some of the most common types of crashes we see include:
- T-bone: A T-bone wreck is commonly referred to as a broadside collision. This type of accident occurs when the front of one automobile hits the side of a second vehicle. These types of crashes usually occur at intersections because one driver may not see oncoming traffic or may run a red light. T-bone accidents can be especially dangerous because they often cause serious injuries to passengers in the struck vehicle.
- Head-on: A head-on collision is when the front end of two vehicles hit each other. Head-on collisions often happen on rural roads when one driver crosses into oncoming traffic, but they can also happen at high speeds on highways. Head-on collisions are considered the most dangerous type of car accident because they have a high fatality rate.
- Rear-end: A rear-end collision is when the front end of one vehicle hits the back end of another vehicle. These types of accidents often happen when one driver is following another too closely and doesn’t have time to stop before rear-ending them.
Regrettably, any type of accident has the potential to cause serious harm to those involved. People who are involved in accidents are often left with severe injuries. Some common injuries following car crashes in our state include:
- Broken Bones: Broken bones are some of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents. They can occur in any part of the body, but are most commonly seen in the arms and legs. Broken bones can require surgery and lengthy rehabilitation.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting messages between the brain and the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury can cause paralysis, loss of sensation, and loss of mobility. Spinal cord injuries are often permanent and can be life-changing.
- Head Trauma: Head injuries are also common in car accidents. They can range from mild concussions to more serious traumatic brain injuries. Head injuries can cause long-term problems with memory, concentration, and balance.
If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident, a car accident lawyer in Portland can help you file a personal injury case against the responsible party. At Kivel & Howard, we are dedicated to helping injured victims get justice following their accidents. If the reckless actions of another motorist have caused you harm, contact our Oregon law firm today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to see how our team can help you get justice.
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.