Complete Polk County, OR accident reports and news.
Accidents in Polk County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Polk 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 Polk 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.
An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.
After a Polk 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.
Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.
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
Police are investigating a crash in Independence that killed an 18-year old and injured five others, including three children.
Oregon State Police says the driver of an SUV crossed the center line and was killed in a collision with a loaded logging truck Thursday afternoon on Highway 223 south of Dallas.
He's identified as 64-year-old Stanley Paul Dankenbring of Dallas.
A fiery two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Polk County seriously injured one driver, wounded another and destroyed a truck, Oregon State Police said.