McMinnville, OR (May 6, 2022) – Authorities responded to a serious car accident in McMinnville on Friday morning, May 6th. A call regarding the crash came in around 9:13 a.m. for the accident that occurred on SW Booth Bend Rd near SW Highway 99W.
According to eyewitness reports, several agencies including police, fire and emergency crews were at the scene just after the accident occurred. At least one person is believed to have sustained injuries as a result of the collision. At this time, no information has been provided on the nature of the victim’s injuries. The cause of the crash has not been determined. Officials at the scene have urged drivers to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible. There is no word on how long the road will be blocked and it is not clear if any charges will be filed at this time.
The accident is still under investigation. There is no further information available.
We would like to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to all of those affected by this car accident in McMinnville. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Oregon Car Accidents
According to statistics maintained by the Oregon Department of Transportation, approximately 38,000 reported crashes took place across Oregon in 2020. About 18,000 of these accidents involved injuries to one or more motorists and, sadly, 460 people were killed. These numbers indicate that about 1 in 2 Oregon car accidents will result in injuries. While no one ever expects to be injured in a collision, the statistics indicate that there is a significant likelihood of injuries if a crash occurs.
Due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on Oregon’s roadways, drivers and passengers are at risk each time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. While there are precautions that can be taken to lower the chance of being involved in an accident, not all accidents can be avoided. In some cases, the negligent driver puts other motorists in a helpless position. The resulting impact of the crash can cause serious injuries that require expensive medical treatment and can change every aspect of your life in a negative way.
While an Oregon car accident can be a devastating experience for victims and family members, there is a reason for hope and optimism. If you were injured in a crash that was not your fault, Oregon law provides a means to recover damages from the driver who caused the accident. The compensation that you could receive will help offset many of the unexpected expenses that you are suddenly facing due to your accident.
Here at Johnson & Taylor, our car accident lawyers in McMinnville are here to help you during this difficult time. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We know what you are going through and we want to assist you in protecting your future moving forward. To schedule your appointment with a member of our firm, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (503) 990-6641.
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