Highway 22 near Mill City Blocked By 70,000-pound Cylinder
Date: October 1, 2014
Location: Highway 22 near Mill City
About 3 miles west of Mill City, a 70,000-pound cylinder blocked Highway 22.
The commercial truck crashed near milepost 27 around 3am when it was heading downhill and lost control.
The truck rolled on its side and blocked all westbound lanes and the center median.
The massive condenser could take up to 12 hours to be removed from the road with a crane.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope the truck driver 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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