Salem, OR (May 12, 2022) – Police and fire crews in Salem responded to the scene of a serious car accident on Wednesday, May 11th. The crash was first reported at approximately 5:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Edgewater Street near the intersection with Dallas Highway.
When police arrived at the scene, they discovered that at least one person had been injured in the collision. No information has been given on the nature or the extent of the injuries that were suffered. Officials have not offered any details on how the crash took place. Traffic in the area was affected by the accident as motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel and to avoid the area if possible. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the crash.
An investigation is underway. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victims of this car accident in Salem. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car accidents in Oregon
We all get into vehicles each day to get to and from our destinations. When we are traveling, we do not expect to be involved in an accident. The reality, however, is that crashes take place across Oregon’s roadways hundreds of times each day. While a crash does not always result in injuries, in many cases it will. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, more than 7,000 motorists were injured in car accidents that took place across our state in 2020. Many of these injuries were serious or severe in nature.
Some common injuries sustained in an Oregon car accident include broken bones, soft tissue damage, head injuries, spinal cord trauma, neck injuries, and more. These types of injuries can result in the need for hospitalization as well as extensive and costly medical treatment. You may also face a long road to recovery as you move forward after the accident.
During this time, it is normal to wonder if you will be able to enjoy the life that you once had following the accident. Fortunately, there is help available and you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. You should always speak with a skilled and experienced attorney in order to ensure that your case is properly valued and that it is handled in an appropriate manner. Many injured victims make the mistake of trying to handle their own case which results in a settlement that undervalues the extent of their injuries and provides inadequate compensation.
At Johnson & Taylor, our attorneys have the skills and experience needed to help you get a fair outcome for your case. From our office in Salem, we proudly serve local clients and help them when they have been hurt by someone else’s negligence. Our consultations are always free to all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a car accident lawyer in Salem, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (503) 990-6641.
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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