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Medford and Klamath Falls, Oregon – the Southern Oregon region is known for wineries, river rafting, and the extraordinary Crater Lake
Medford and Klamath Falls are located in south and south-central Oregon, just north of the California border.
Medford is the county seat of Jackson County, with a total population of approximately 78,557. Medford is situated in the remains of ancient volcanic flow areas as demonstrated by nearby Mount McLoughlin and Crater Lake, which is the remains of Mount Mazama. Medford sits in a rain shadow between the Cascade Range and Siskiyou Mountains called the Rogue Valley. As such, most of the rain associated with the Pacific Northwest and Oregon in particular skips Medford, making it drier and sunnier than the Willamette Valley. Medford's economy is driven primarily by the health care industry. As Medford is also a retirement destination, assisted living and senior services have become an important part of the economy.
Klamath Falls is the county seat of Klamath County. The population was 20,840 at the 2010 census. The city is situated on the south east shore of the Upper Klamath Lake and about 25 miles north of the California-Oregon border. Klamath Falls is known as “Oregon’s City of Sunshine” because the area enjoys 300 days of sun per year. Klamath Falls is a high desert and features a climate with cold snowy winters along with hot summer afternoons and cool summer nights. Sky Lakes Medical Center is the largest employer in the area, followed by the Klamath Falls City School District. Other major employers are JELD-WEN, Collins Products, Columbia Forest Products, NEW Corp, Klamath County School District, and Oregon Institute of Technology.
The major roadways in the Medford-Klamath Falls region include:
- The I-5 viaduct in downtown Medford;
- Interstate 5 runs directly through the center of the city;
- Highway 99 runs through the city's center;
- Highway 62 runs through the northern portion of the town;
- Highway 238 runs through the northwestern portion of Medford.
- Oregon Route 140 runs from the community of White City, Oregon (just north of Medford), through Klamath Falls and on to Lakeview.
- U.S. Route 97 is a major north–south United States highway which runs runs from the Oregon-California border, south of Klamath Falls, to the Oregon-Washington border on the Columbia River, between Biggs Junction, Oregon and Maryhill, Washington.
Travel options are varied in and around the Medford-Klamath Falls region
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, serves Klamath Falls, operating its Coast Starlight daily in both directions between Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. Fixed route public transit service is operated by Basin Transit Service, a special service district with an elected board. Oregon POINT connects Klamath Falls with Medford and Brookings, Oregon. Sage Stage provides weekly service to Alturas, California. Klamath Falls is home of the Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base also known as Klamath Falls Airport. In 2014 it stopped offering commercial flights.
Links to recent accidents in the Medford-Klamath Falls region:
If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in the region, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.
If you know someone who has been injured in a Medford or Klamath Falls accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:
Legal information for accident victims in Medford and Klamath Falls
After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Medford or Klamath Falls, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after a Medford or Klamath Falls injury or fatality accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Medford 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 caused by negligence, a Medford wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind.
Accident reports by county
Most recent accident reports
An SUV driver died Friday after veering off southbound I-5 in Josephine County, Oregon, and crashing into
Michele Lauritzen died at the scene, police said. The crash is still under investigation.
Firefighters rescued a 71-year old Talent area woman from her car Tuesday morning, hours after she intentionally drove of Old Highway 99 south of Ashland and crashed several hundred feet down a steep embankment, police said.