Portland, OR – Officer on Motorcycle Struck by Vehicle on South Harbor Dr near Marquam BridgeOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (February 4, 2022) – A Portland Police officer was struck by a vehicle on Thursday morning, February 3. At around 6:40 a.m., the police responded to the scene of an officer-involved accident.
Reports show that a Portland Police Bureau officer was driving his duty motorcycle on South Harbor Drive when he was struck by a drunk driver under the Marquam Bridge.
The officer sustained injuries in the accident and was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical care.
The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Barrett Noggle Jr., faces several charges, including Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Fourth-degree assault, and reckless driving.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon
Every year, hundreds of people are injured in motorcycle accidents across the Portland area. These accidents often leave riders with overwhelming pain as they deal with life-altering injuries. In some cases, victims are left with traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries that impact their lives immediately and long-term. These injuries are not only mentally and physically painful, but they require extensive treatment as well, which is quite costly.
Although most people believe that accidents are caused by motorcyclists, this is not always the case. In fact, the majority of collisions are caused by negligent drivers sharing the road. When drivers speed, engage in distracting behaviors, operate their vehicles while impaired, or engage in other reckless actions, they place the lives of others at serious risk. When victims are harmed in accidents, through no fault of their own, they may have legal options available to help them recover and hold negligent parties accountable. Contact a Portland personal injury attorney at your earliest convenience to protect your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs you face moving forward.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers
The Portland motorcycle accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience fighting on behalf of victims who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents in Portland and throughout all of Multnomah County to ensure they are in their best position possible to hold wrongdoers accountable and recover.
Our team provides responsive and aggressive legal representation to help our clients recover the maximum amount of compensation available to help cover the costs of medical care, long-term treatment expenses, lost wages, and more. Our team will investigate your accident, gather evidence in support of your claim, and aggressively negotiate with insurance companies so you get the maximum amount of compensation available to you from those who cause you harm.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon today to see how we can help you. Call (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the legal options available for you.
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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.