Crash Sends Truck Dangling Over Bridge Rail over Umpqua River

Date: September 19, 2044

Location: Highway 38, near Reedsport

Name: Brian J. Neeley

Crash Sends Truck Dangling Over Bridge Rail over Umpqua River


On Friday a truck driver was cited for careless driving and failing to drive within a lane when he crashed on the Scottsburg Bridge.

Brian J. Neeley, 54 of Sheridan, was driving the truck hauling lumber products when he crashed it on the bridge leaving the truck and trailer hanging off the railing. Over 100 gallons of diesel leaked into the river and the driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Oregon State Police say the truck was negotiating a left curve when it hit the guardrail and went off the bridge railing. All the lumber products went over the railing and a hazmat team responded to handle the diesel spill.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope Brian J. Neeley is able to fully recover soon.

While many single-car accidents seem uncomplicated, there are sometimes other factors to consider. If you have been injured in a single- car accident, like the one described here, you may be able to receive compensation in several instances:

  1.  If poor road conditions, poor signage, or bad traffic control contributed to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the city, county, or state. In cases against a public body, you may only have 180 days to file a tort claim notice (in most cases) so act quickly to protect your rights.
  2.  If the car’s mechanic was negligent in his last repairs, contributing to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the mechanic or his business.
  3.  If the car’s manufacturer was negligent, you may be able to file a product liability suit against them. Car manufacturers have often been held accountable for design defects and manufacturing defects, and these lawsuits help ensure that future drivers are not hurt by negligent safety standards.

If you have been injured in a single-car accident that you believe may not have been your fault, you can call a Portland car accident lawyer for help with your investigation at 503-222-4411. Or you can learn more about filing your own claim by reading the book 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.


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.

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