Portland, OR – Multi-Vehicle Truck Wreck on I-5 Takes One Life, Leaves Others InjuredOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 20, 2022) – Around 65 vehicles were involved in a major motor vehicle accident on Wednesday morning that claimed one person’s life. On October 19, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a major crash on Interstate 5.
According to reports, a collision involving approximately 20 semi-truck tractor-trailers and 45 passenger vehicles occurred on Interstate 5, causing a massive gridlock in traffic that spanned from the Halsey-Brownville exit in Linn County for nearly a mile down the roadway. Both hazmat and the Department of Environmental Quality responded to the scene to assist after half of a dozen semi-trucks reportedly leaked fluids along the interstate.
Authorities confirmed that one person involved in the motor vehicle collision was fatally injured. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. An unknown number of people were treated for injuries following the crash.
The Oregon State Police have initiated an investigation to determine the cause.
We hope the people hurt in this motor vehicle wreck recover quickly.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim who died in this accident.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Auto accidents occur daily in the state of Oregon that have a significant impact on the lives of those involved. We see countless people left with severe injuries that impact their health and well-being. Common injuries from vehicle collisions include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ injuries
Suffering any type of serious injury as a result of a crash can force you out of work for an extended period. Many victims have to go through extensive medical treatment and are forced to deal with overwhelming pain and suffering.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a car accident in Oregon, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused you harm. This legal claim can help you recover financial compensation for some of the costs and losses you face. Our Portland car accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard will help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for the damages you face. This includes compensation for:
- Lost Wages: If your injuries prevent you from working, you can recover your lost wages. This includes both past and future wages.
- Medical Expenses: You can recover all of your medical expenses related to the accident, including doctor’s visits, hospital stays, surgeries, and rehabilitation.
- Vehicle Repair Costs: If your vehicle was damaged in the accident, you can recover the repair costs. This includes both damages to your car and any rental car costs while your car is being repaired.
Feel free to reach out to our personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience to get started on your case. Our lawyers are available by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 at your earliest convenience to get started.
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.