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Complete Multnomah County, OR accident reports and news.
Accidents in Multnomah County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Multnomah County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Multnomah County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
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After a Multnomah County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.
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Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can connect you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options.
Most recent accident reports
PORTLAND -- A Vancouver teen was killed Sunday afternoon after being hit near the Greyhound bus depot in downtown Portland.
She was identified Monday as Monserrat Hernandez Garcia, 18, by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office.
According to Portland police, a driver intentionally hit a bicyclist near Portland State University Thursday.
Brian Groce, 47, was riding his bike on Southwest Jackson Street around noon when he said a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta cut him off in traffic.
A 78-year-old woman collided with a TriMet MAX train while she was behind the wheel of a small car in downtown Portland Tuesday afternoon, firefighters said.
Portland firefighters extricated a woman in her 30s who became trapped in a vehicle in a rollover crash on Wednesday morning in Northeast Portland.
The owner of Apollo Drain & Rooter Services, Inc., the company involved in Monday’s trench collapse, said the trench was properly shored and the collapse was a 'freak accident.'
The driver and a passenger involved in a fatal DUII crash Sunday morning have been arrested.
Gawayne Streeter, 28, ran his Pontiac Grand Prix into a utility pole in Northeast Portland Sunday around 6 a.m., according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
The eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 northwest of Portland near Harborton Drive remained blocked Saturday night following a landslide and minor-injury crash.
The main highways and roadways in the Portland area are mostly melted but conditions in The Dalles remain hazardous.
Oregon State Police said a crash on Highway 197 has closed the bridge to Washington state. No one was injured.
Oregon State Police identified the 37-year-old woman killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on I-84 in what authorities termed extremely icy conditions.
Kimberly Hayes was the passenger in a 1988 Ford Explorer driven by Andrew Evensen, 35, police said.