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Eugene, OR - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Eugene, Oregon - Oregon's second largest city, home to the University of Oregon

Eugene is home to more than 140,000 people. It covers approximately 41.5 square miles, with the Willamette River running through the heart of the city and the McKenzie River joining the Willamette to the north of town. The elevation is 426 above sea level and the city's topography features Skinner Butte to the north of downtown and the south, the landmark Spencer Butte, now a 310-acre city park.

Eugene's climate, with an average temperature of 53 degrees, is one of the city's attractive features. Mild winters, long growing seasons, and few drastic weather changes are characteristic. Normal annual rainfall is 43 inches which falls mostly between September and June. 

Eugene has a high percentage of professionals including doctors, lawyers, architects, and educators. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon , Northwest Christian University, and Lane Community College.

Major highways around the Eugene region

Highways traveling within and through Eugene include:

  • Interstate 5: Interstate 5 forms much of the eastern city limit, acting as an effective, though unofficial boundary between Eugene and Springfield. To the north, I-5 leads to the Willamette Valley and Portland. To the south, I-5 leads to Roseburg, Medford, and the southwestern portion of the state. In full, Interstate 5 continues north to the Canadian Border at Blaine, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia and extends south to the Mexican border at Tijuana and San Diego.Oregon Route 126 is routed along the Eugene-Springfield Highway, a limited-access freeway. The Eugene portion of this highway begins at an interchange with Interstate 5 and ends two miles (3 km) west at a freeway terminus. 
  • Delta Highway: The Delta Highway forms a connector of less than 2 miles (3.2 km) between Interstate 105 and Beltline Highway.
  • Oregon Route 99: Oregon Route 99 forks off Interstate 5 south of Eugene, and forms a major surface artery in Eugene. It continues north into the Willamette valley, parallel to I-5. It is sometimes called the "scenic route" since it has a great view of the Coast Range and also stretches through many scenic farmlands of the Willamette Valley.

Transportation options to and from Eugene

Air travel is served by the Eugene Airport, which is the fifth largest airport in the Northwest and second largest airport in Oregon. The Eugene Metro area also has numerous private airports, several heliports, and many single helipads.

The 1908 Amtrak depot downtown was restored in 2004; it is the southern terminus for two daily runs of the Amtrak Cascades, and a stop along the route in each direction for the daily Coast Starlight.

Lane Transit District covers 240 square miles of Lane County, including Creswell, Cottage Grove, Junction City, Veneta, and Blue River. Operating more than 90 buses during peak hours, LTD carries riders on 3.7 million trips every year. 

Get information on recent accidents in Eugene

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Major medical centers near Eugene

After a serious accident, many people receive treatment at one of Eugene's nearby medical centers, including:

Sacred Heart Medical Center;

Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend;

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center.

Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in a Eugene accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Eugene 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 Eugene 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 a Eugene accident lawyer can do to help.

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120
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State: 
Oregon

Accident reports by county

Most recent accident reports

A crash was reported at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday in Lane County, Oregon. Sheriff's deputies found a 2003 Nissan Xterra that had crashed into a fence in the 27400 block of Crow Road.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Roadway: 
Crow Road
Type: Car Accident
Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015
Roadway: 
Highway 38
City: 
Elkton, OR
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on
Sometime in the early morning, Leonard was driving a Ford SUV in which Foster was a passenger north on Oregon 99W when for unknown reasons he veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a Honda SUV driven by Roberts.
Date: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Roadway: 
Oregon 99W
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on
Oregon State Police said Kristen Daniels, 42, was heading west on Oregon 230 in southeast Douglas County when a 40-foot tall pine tree fell onto the hood of her car, just missing her windshield.
Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Roadway: 
Oregon 230
Type: Car Accident
Todd and Tina Gilman were driving their Toyota Corolla on Nonpareil Road when they struck the fully loaded lo
Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Roadway: 
Nonpareil Road
Richard Andrew Jackson, 40, of Bloomington, Indiana, died at the scene of a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday afternoon near Walton in Lane Co
Date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Roadway: 
Oregon 126W
City: 
Walton, OR
Type: Car Accident
Johnny Gene Dye, 52 was discovered dead at the scene where his 2002 Jeep Grand Charokee rolled down the Frontage Road embankment a
Date: 
Monday, October 6, 2014
Roadway: 
Frontage Road
OSP said the initial findings of the investigation indicated that Reuben James Orr was killed as a result of the crash.
Date: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Shoreview Drive
City: 
Dorena, OR
The man who was killed Tuesday when his car hit a tree off Oregon 126W has been identified as Lance Matthew Hose.
Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Roadway: 
Oregon 126W
City: 
Veneta, OR
Type: Car Accident
An 87-year-old woman was killed in a crash on Oregon 126W about 6 miles west of Walton on Friday, The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. when a Toyota pickup drove off the highway and hit a tree.
Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 126W
City: 
Walton, OR
A motorcyclist was killed in a Friday afternoon crash on Interstate 5 about 13 miles south of Cottage Grove, when his Harley Davidson motorcycle lost control and struck a guardrail.
Date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 5
Huber reportedly lost control along Oregon 58 and the truck overturned. He was pronounced dead at the scene and was using safety restraints. A dog that was riding in the truck survived the crash. The accident is under investigation.
Date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014
Roadway: 
Oregon 58
A Portland man has been cited on accusations of driving drunk, driving recklessly and endangering another person after a crash early Friday on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove.
Date: 
Friday, August 29, 2014
Roadway: 
I-5