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Bend, Oregon - The geographic center of Oregon, with a scenic setting, mild climate, and growing economy
Bend is nearly the geographic center of the state, and with a population of over 76,600 is the most populated city in Central Oregon. Bend, the county seat of Deschutes County, covers 32 square miles. To the east is high desert vegetation and to the west, Bend is surrounded by U.S. Forest Service land. At an elevation of 3,625 feet, Bend enjoys the predominately dry climate of the Great Basin. Sunny days, cool nights and low humidity characterize the weather.
The major employers in the region are St. Charles Medical Center, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Sunriver Resort, Mt. Bachelor, and Bright Wood Corporation.
Major highways around the Bend region
Bend lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 20 and U.S. Route 97. The latter runs on an expressway alignment through the city known as the Bend Parkway; a business route for US 97 runs along 3rd Street. The city is also served by the Century Drive Highway No. 372 which provides access to Mount Bachelor.
Transportation options to and from Bend
The nearest commercial airport is Roberts Field in Redmond, 18 miles north. Horizon Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and American Airlines provide direct service to Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. The U.S. Forest Service operates an air base and training center for firefighting. The Bend Hawthorne Transit Center is a hub for the Cascades East Transit center with connections to intercity bus services including the HighDesert Point, Eastern Point, and the Central Oregon Breeze.
Get information on recent accidents in Bend
If you are looking for information on a specific accident in Bend, please check the links below:
- Bend commercial trucking accidents
- Bend car accidents
- Bend pedestrian accidents
- Bend bicycle accidents
Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in a Bend accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Bend personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Bend wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what an Oregon accident lawyer can do to help.
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Most recent accident reports
Alcohol was likely a contributing factor in a Monday morning crash in which 24-year-old Erin Fast allegedly hit Robert Kahl, 40, with her car at the intersection of Northeast Revere Avenue and Division Street, according to a news release from Bend
A 16-year-old driver was cited for following too close to another car after rear-ending a car and causing a four-vehicle crash near Redmond in which five people were injured.
A 31-year-old Bend man was seriously injured Tuesday when his pickup truck crossed the centerline of US 97 near La Pine and collided with a commercial truck.
Oregon State Police on Saturday released the names of the two drivers killed in a crash on U.S. 20 outside of Sisters on Friday afternoon.
A 34-year-old Redmond man was struck and killed by a semi-truck on Sunday while crossing U.S. 97 in Redmond, according to the Oregon State Police.
Oregon State Police continues to investigate a fatal crash Sunday afternoon along Highway 20 east of Bend that killed one man and seriously injured another.