Gresham, OR (July 13, 2022) — A motorcycle rider is facing life-threatening injuries after crashing with a car in Gresham on Monday night.
The collision is reported to have occurred on the 400 block of Northeast Burnside Rd.
The operator of the car did not sustain any injuries and remained at the scene, according to reports from local authorities.
Officers and emergency crews were dispatched to the scene where they remained to apply aid and investigate the scene.
The investigation is still ongoing and it has not yet been determined if criminal charges will be filed.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon
Unfortunately, motorcycling can be a very dangerous pastime. With more than 120,000 motorcycle accidents registered in Oregon, it is clear to see the risk that is involved. The most dangerous type of motorcycle accidents tends to happen on highways, where speeds are higher and visibility can be an issue.
Oregon is also known for its wet weather which is also a significant contributor to the number of motorcycle accidents that happen here every year. Even if a motorcyclist takes every precaution possible, other motorists may not see them, and their vehicles might not be able to break in time if the roads are wet. If you or a loved one has been injured or even killed in a motorcycle accident, you need the help of an experienced Gresham motorcycle accident attorney.
That is not to say that weather is the only hazard Oregon motorcyclists face on the road. There is also an ever-growing prominence of auto accidents which can be tied back to distracted driving. Far too often, serious and fatal accidents take place due to other drivers being careless with their cell phones or using their hands to do other things besides driving.
More than 5,000 motorcyclists were killed nationwide in 2019, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is also worthwhile to note that motorcyclists were, per mile traveled, about 29 times more at risk of fatal injuries than drivers of trucks, cars, and SUVs. Motorcyclists were also found to be four times as likely to sustain injuries in general.
At Johnson & Taylor Law, we are experts in representing accident victims. This allows us to provide our customers with the highest quality and most efficient service possible. We feel that, at this time in your life, you should prioritize your rehabilitation and recovery.
In times of need, our firm is there to support you. Free consultations are offered to all interested individuals and their families. Regardless of how difficult your case may look, our Portland vehicle accident attorneys can aid you and help you recover. Please contact us as soon as possible using the link on our website or by calling (503) 990-6641 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. We are here to assist you and yours in your time of need.
Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include local and state police incident reports, news media outlets, social media posts, and at times, eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Salem, Oregon. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you locate something incorrect in our post, please contact Johnson & Taylor right away so that we can correct the post with the updated information. We will take this post down if requested.
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