Salem, OR – Motorcyclist Injured in Auto Wreck on Silverton Rd near Williams Ave NEOregon Legal News
Salem, OR (October 11, 2022) – A motorcycle accident took place on Saturday evening in the Salem area that left one person with severe injuries. On October 8, the police responded to the scene of a traffic wreck that occurred on Silverton Road.
Reports from the police department indicate that a motorcycle and two cars collided on Silverton Road in the area of Williams Avenue Northeast at around 7 p.m.
Local paramedics and the police responded to the scene of the crash to assist.
The motorcyclist suffered critical injuries in the crash and was rushed to a local hospital for medical care.
The police department is investigating the accident at this time to determine the cause.
Our thoughts go out to those harmed in this crash as we hope they recover quickly.
Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon
Motorcycle wrecks are the cause of thousands of deaths each year in the United States. Tens of thousands of other people involved in these unpredictable crashes are left with serious injuries that affect their lives forever. There are several types of injuries that riders suffer from due to crashes each year. These include:
- Broken bones: Broken bones are one of the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents. This is because when a motorcycle collides with another vehicle or object, the rider often absorbs the impact with their body. As a result, bones can be broken or fractured.
- Road rash: Road rash is another common injury from motorcycle accidents. This occurs when the skin comes into contact with the ground or another rough surface. Road rash can range from mild to severe, depending on the depth of the abrasion and whether there is any infection present.
- Head trauma: Head injuries are also common in motorcycle accidents. Because riders do not have the same type of protection around their head as they do in a car, they are more susceptible to sustaining a serious injury if they are involved in an accident. Head injuries can range from concussions to skull fractures and even brain damage.
These accidents are often caused by drivers who act negligently while behind the wheel. Leading factors in motorcycle crashes in Oregon include:
- Speeding cars: Speeding cars are a major cause of motorcycle accidents in Oregon. Many drivers fail to realize how much faster a motorcycle can go than a car, and they may attempt to pass a motorcycle while speeding. This can easily lead to an accident.
- Drivers who fail to yield: Another common cause of motorcycle accidents in Oregon is when drivers fail to yield the right of way. Motorcycles have the same rights as any other vehicle on the road, but many drivers do not realize this. If a driver does not yield the right of way to a motorcycle, it can easily lead to an accident.
- Drivers who do not see motorcyclists in blindspots: Many accidents occur when drivers do not see motorcyclists in their blindspots. This is especially common at intersections where cars are turning, and they do not see the motorcycle coming.
Our Salem motorcycle accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard can help you seek financial compensation by filing a personal injury case against the person who caused you harm. Contact our Oregon law firm 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.