Portland, OR – OSP Trooper John Jeffries Hurt in Crash on Highway 30 near MM 31
Portland, OR (November 14, 2021) – Authorities have identified the victim of Thursday’s crash outside of St. Helens as Oregon State Police Trooper John Jeffries.
Preliminary investigations show that at around 3:30 p.m., on November 11, Jeffries was pursuing a suspect fleeing from Longview, Washington while on Highway 30. As the vehicle passed mile marker 31, his patrol unit was struck by the fleeing vehicle.
Jeffries sustained critical injuries in the accident. He was rushed to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with John Jeffries at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Being involved in a vehicle collision comes with overwhelming mental and physical consequences. This is especially true in cases where people are left with injuries. Regrettably, over 100,000 collisions occur within our state each year. Tens of thousands of people are left with injuries that require some form of medical treatment. When victims incur broken bones, spinal cord damage, and traumatic brain injuries, they are forced to undergo immediate and long-term treatment. Not only are victims left to suffer physically from their crashes, but their families suffer as well. They are often forced to endure stacking medical costs and devastating financial consequences from lost wages and property repairs.
Although we want to believe that every driver on the road operates their vehicle in a careful and considerate manner, this is far from the truth. In fact, driver negligence, carelessness, and distraction are some of the leading causes of accidents in Oregon and throughout the entire country. When victims are harmed in crashes, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. You may have legal options to help you secure the compensation you need to move forward. By contacting a car accident attorney in Portland, you can learn different legal options available to help you get the justice you deserve. You may be entitled to compensation for vehicle repairs, medical expenses, and other damages you face following your accident.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers
The knowledgeable and skilled Portland personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping accident victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in vehicle collisions. Our clients can depend on us to keep their best interests in mind as we fight on their behalf to ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for their injuries. We strive to provide excellence to each client as we provide individualized representation to them to ensure their specific legal needs are met. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation today. Our team is available at your earliest convenience to meet with you and discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine the best legal options available for you moving forward. Call now to see how we can help you.
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