Portland, OR – Truck Crash with Injuries Reported on Highway 26Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 31, 2022) – A truck accident reported 20 miles west of Banks, Oregon, left at least one person injured. On October 28, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 26.
According to reports, a pickup truck in a semi-truck collided on the highway. The incident prompted the closure of both directions of the highway as emergency crews worked to clear the scene.
As a result of the crash, the semi-truck leaked approximately 30 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadway, prompting authorities to respond.
Multiple agencies reported to the accident to provide assistance.
Injuries were reported as a result of the crash. At least one person was transported to a local hospital, where they were provided emergency medical care.
The truck crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope those hurt in this traffic wreck recover quickly.
Truck Accidents in Oregon
Truck accidents are the cause of thousands of deaths across the United States each year. Tens of thousands of other people involved in these accidents are left with severe injuries. In many cases, these crashes are caused by drivers who engage in acts of negligence. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents in our state include:
- Truckers who don’t obey traffic laws: Trucks are big, and they can easily get around traffic laws that apply to cars. If a trucker doesn’t obey these laws, he or she could end up crashing into another car or getting pulled over.
- Visibility problems: Another common cause of truck crashes in Oregon is poor visibility due to weather conditions or traffic congestion. When visibility is poor, drivers may not see other vehicles or obstacles on the road and end up crashing into them.
- Distracted driving: Many drivers are distracted by their phones and other objects or people while driving. This can lead to accidents when the driver isn’t paying attention to the road and hits something else.
- Failed navigation systems: In some cases, trucks can get lost due to malfunctioning navigation systems. This can lead to them getting stuck in bad traffic or crossing busy intersections without realizing it.
- Improperly maintained vehicles: Another major cause of Oregon truck accidents is improperly maintained vehicles. If a truck has poor brakes, tires that are bald or torn, or faulty steering, it’s likely to get into an accident.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident, it is important that you reach out to a Portland truck accident lawyer right away. You may be able to seek financial compensation to cover the costs and losses you face as a result of your collision.
Our Portland personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping people get justice following their accidents. Our team will conduct an independent investigation into the truck accident and identify all parties who can be held accountable. We will fight to ensure you are able to get justice following your crash. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our truck accident lawyers today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 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.