Portland, OR – Two Airlifted to Hospital Following Truck Crash on Highway 22EOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (August 31, 2022) – A multivehicle collision took place in Marion County on Monday afternoon that left multiple people severely injured. Just after 3:20 p.m., on August 29, the Oregon State police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that took place on Highway 20 2E.
Initial reports into the crash showed that 63-year-old Maureen Connealy was driving west in a Chevrolet equinox when her vehicle collided with a Freightliner that was driven by 43-year-old Jason Gress, near mile marker 42. The impact of the crash caused the truck to jackknife and collide with a Honda Odyssey, which was driven by 79-year-old Raymond Frankel.
Connealy suffered significant injuries in the crash. She was airlifted by Life Flight and flown to an area hospital for the treatment of critical injuries. Frankel also suffered serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight to an area hospital for medical care. A passenger in Frankel’s vehicle, identified as 76-year-old Elizabeth Frankel, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for medical care.
The Oregon State Police is investigating the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with Maureen Connealy, Raymond Frankel, and Elizabeth Frankel as we hope for their full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Oregon
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can leave you with significant injuries. The chances of suffering severe and life-altering injuries are dramatically increased when semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are involved in these accidents. Unfortunately, truck crashes are the cause of thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries across the United States each year.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a truck accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the person who is responsible. When it comes to handling a truck accident case, there are multiple people who can be liable for the injuries and damages that you have suffered. Some of the most common parties who are subjected to personal injury lawsuits following truck accidents include:
- the trucking company
- the cargo company
- the maintenance worker who is in charge of inspecting the vehicle
- the owner of the truck
- the driver of the truck
- any part manufacturers
Our Portland truck accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard can help you identify who is at fault for your accident. Our lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation to determine what took place. We will identify all liable parties and pursue a personal injury claim against them on your behalf. We will help you get the money that you need to help cover your medical costs, lost earning capacity, and a variety of other expenses and losses that you face throughout the recovery process and beyond. Schedule a consultation with our legal team today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800. I lawyers at Kivel & Howard can meet with you at our Oregon law firm at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and get started.
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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.