Portland, OR – Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on SE Powell Blvd & SE 122nd AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 23, 2022) – Two people were transported to an area hospital with injuries following a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area on Saturday morning, January 22.
At around 12:40 a.m., two Portland Police Bureau officers were stopped at a red light on Southeast 122nd Avenue near Southeast Division Street when they witnessed a BMW blow through the red light. As police officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver continued traveling through the area at a high rate of speed.
As the vehicle ran another red light on Southeast 122nd Avenue at the intersection of Southeast Powell Boulevard, it collided with a Nissan. The impact of the crash caused the BMW to roll over several times before catching on fire.
The driver of the vehicle, 19-year-old Alejandro R. Velazquez, fled the scene of the accident on foot. He was apprehended by police and arrested.
A 21-year-old passenger in the BMW and the 25-year-old driver of the Nissan were both rushed to area hospitals for the treatment of serious injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the two victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Oregon
Every day, motor vehicle accidents in the city of Portland inflict endless mental, physical, and emotional pain and suffering on victims. These accidents are often unpredictable. However, we continue to see a significant number of people harmed in accidents due to the negligence of other motorists. We want to believe that we will always make it to our destinations without any problems, but this is far from reality. There are many instances where people are hurt in crashes due to drivers who are drunk or under the influence of drugs, distracted, or engaging in other reckless actions while operating their vehicles.
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. In cases where people sustain injuries in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they may be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers
The Portland personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard are committed to helping you every step of the way throughout your entire legal process. We truly care about our clients in protecting their best interests. We understand that most people have never been involved in a civil case before.
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 an accident due to another person’s negligence contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 today to schedule a free case evaluation today.
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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.