Accident on Hwy 97 Injured Three

Date: April 29, 2014
Location: US Highway 97, Madras
Name: Unknown

An accident on US Highway 97 caused serious injuries and resulted in 4 hours of traffic backup on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

The specific details of the accident have not been released, but limited information is available. Involved in the accident were two semi-trucks and a passenger vehicle. The vehicles collided in the late afternoon on US Highway 97 near the north end of Madras.

Three people involved in the accident had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. One individual, whose name was not released, had to be transported by air ambulance.

Highway 97 had to be blocked in both directions for about 4 hours while authorities investigated the scene and assisted the injured parties. It was reopened around 7:30 in the evening.

No citations were issued or arrests made, and the names of all the parties involved have not been released at this time.

We would like to wish all the injured parties involved full recoveries and are very glad no one was killed in this serious collision.

If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident, consider contacting a compassionate and competent Portland truck accident attorney. They will be able to explain to you the extensive investigation required by these accidents.

Truck accidents require extensive investigation to determine liability. The insurance company that works for the trucking company will look at witness statements, trucking logs, cell phone records of both drivers, police reports, the trucking company’s safety record. Be aware that this is happening, and do not sign any documents from that company without speaking to a lawyer.

You should investigate also. Take pictures at the site of the accident, keep your medical records and bills, and exchange information with the truck driver.

The next steps (seeking medical treatment, investigating the trucking company, bringing a personal injury claim, etc.) can be tricky and overwhelming. Let a Portland personal injury lawyer help you get better, by letting you focus on yourself, instead of the at-fault driver.

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About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on May 2, 2014, in Car Accidents, Oregon Car Accidents. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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