1 Dead, 1 Injured in Fiery Crash on NE Columbia Boulevard

Date: May 20, 2015

Location: Northeast Columbia Boulevard and 17th Avenue

Names: Unavailable

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Fiery Crash on NE Columbia Boulevard

Wednesday evening a speeding van heading west on Northeast Columbia Boulevard near 17th Avenue crashed into a U.S. Postal Service tractor trailer. Both of the vehicle burst into flames.

The driver of the van died at the scene. The truck driver survived with the help from two good samaritans who pulled him out through the windshield. The driver was taken to Legacy Emanuel’s burn center.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the van driver and wish the truck driver a full and speedy recovery.

In cases involving burn injuries, the medical bills can pile up quickly. In addition to healing, you may have to deal with insurance companies, which can be stressful, confusing, and time-consuming.

What to do if you have been burned in an accident:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention.
  2. Take pictures of the injuries, at all stages.
  3. Determine if there will be permanent scarring.
  4. Talk to fire/police/medical officials to determine the cause of the accident.
  5. If the accident could have been prevented, try to determine who was negligent.

If you think your burn injury accident was caused by someone else’s actions or negligence, you should speak to a Portland burn injury lawyer to understand if there may be compensation available. In many cases, burn injuries can be covered by insurance, and if you have long-term affects like hearing loss, vision loss, or visible scars, you should consult a burn injury attorney to evaluate your 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.

Posted on May 21, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Burn Injury, Car Accidents, personal injury, speeding and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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