Big Rig Strikes MAX Train, Injuring 8 in Hillsboro

Media sources reported that eight people suffered moderate and minor injuries in an accident involving a big rig and MAX light rail train in Hillsboro, Oregon Monday afternoon.

According to reports from the Hillsboro Police Department and Tri-Met investigators, the accident occurred shortly after noon on Monday when a big rig trailer collided with an eastbound MAX light rail train, blocking the intersection of Southeast 10th Street and Washington Street. When crews from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene, they discovered the front windshield of the light rail train smashed in and moderate damage done to the tractor portion of the big rig.

Rescue crews immediately began triaging the injured at the scene and found that the driver of the big rig and seven passengers onboard the train were in need of treatment for varying injuries. The big rig driver and five MAX passengers were taken to several local hospitals for treatment. A seventh train passenger was taken via private vehicle to a hospital while the eighth passenger refused medical treatment at the scene.

Hillsboro Police officials and Tri-Met investigators are continuing their investigation into the cause of the accident by interviewing both drivers and checking the operations of the signaling system at the intersection. As of yet, no statement has been made as to whether any citations may be issued.

As a Vancouver personal injury lawyer, I’m greatly relieved to hear that no one was more seriously injured in this potentially deadly accident. If you’ve suffered injury as the result of an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, contact a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about your rights as they pertain to the matter.

Big Rig Strikes MAX Train, Injuring 8 in Hillsboro is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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SR-161 Collision Injures 2 Near Graham

Media agencies reported that a collision involving two vehicles on State Route 161 near Graham injured two men Monday night.

According to the Washington State Patrol, a 57-year-old Graham man was traveling northbound on State Route 161 at approximately 8:15pm when he struck the rear of another vehicle. Troopers believe that the man, traveling at unknown speeds, struck the vehicle of a 39-year-old Graham man as the latter was attempting to make a left turn onto 237th Street East from the state route.

Both men sustained moderate injuries in the collision. The 57-year-old Graham man was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital for the treatment of injuries of injuries sustained in the accident. The 39-year-old Graham man was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center for the treatment of undisclosed injuries he suffered during the crash. No updates have been provided on their conditions.

Washington State Patrol Troopers stated that they suspect alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident and have since booked the elder Graham man into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of vehicular assault. They are continuing their investigation into the accident.

As a Tacoma car accident lawyer, I’ve seen similar accidents in the past and am relieved that no one was more seriously injured in what could have been a deadly accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was the result of the negligence of another, contact a car accident lawyer in your city to discuss your case.

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SR-161 Collision Injures 2 Near Graham

Media agencies reported that a collision involving two vehicles on State Route 161 near Graham injured two men Monday night.

According to the Washington State Patrol, a 57-year-old Graham man was traveling northbound on State Route 161 at approximately 8:15pm when he struck the rear of another vehicle. Troopers believe that the man, traveling at unknown speeds, struck the vehicle of a 39-year-old Graham man as the latter was attempting to make a left turn onto 237th Street East from the state route.

Both men sustained moderate injuries in the collision. The 57-year-old Graham man was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital for the treatment of injuries of injuries sustained in the accident. The 39-year-old Graham man was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center for the treatment of undisclosed injuries he suffered during the crash. No updates have been provided on their conditions.

Washington State Patrol Troopers stated that they suspect alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident and have since booked the elder Graham man into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of vehicular assault. They are continuing their investigation into the accident.

As a Tacoma car accident lawyer, I’ve seen similar accidents in the past and am relieved that no one was more seriously injured in what could have been a deadly accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was the result of the negligence of another, contact a car accident lawyer in your city to discuss your case.

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Camas Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on Hwy-14

Media outlets reported that a 19-year-old Camas man was moderately injured in a single-vehicle accident on state Highway 14 Sunday evening.

According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, the 19-year-old driver was traveling eastbound on state Highway 14 when the accident occurred at roughly 6pm. The Washington State Patrol alleged that the man fell asleep at the wheel, causing his 202 Hyundai Accent to veer off of the roadway. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and continued on through underbrush, until ultimately colliding head-on with a tree. No other vehicles are suspected as being involved with this accident.

The 19-year-old driver sustained moderate injuries in the accident, including two broken femurs and a laceration to his head. The man was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for the treatment of his injuries. As of Monday morning, he was listed in satisfactory condition by hospital staff.

Authorities have not stated whether they believe drugs or alcohol played contributing roles in the accident or whether any citations may be issued.

As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’m relieved that no one was more seriously injured, or killed, in what could have been a potentially deadly accident. I wish this man a speedy recovery from his injuries so that he may more quickly put this incident behind him. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you think was the result of another driver’s negligent actions, it may be in your interests to speak with a car accident lawyer in your area.

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Rear-End Collision on State Route 104 Injures 2

News agencies reported that two people sustained moderate injuries in a collision Wednesday afternoon on State Route 104.

According to the Washington State Patrol report, the accident happened at 2:21pm on State Route 104, just west of the Hood Canal Bridge. A 61-year-old Sequim woman was traveling westbound on SR-104 in her 2006 Ford sedan when her vehicle struck the rear of a 1996 Volvo station wagon driven by a 48-year-old Port Townsend woman, totaling both vehicles. The Volvo was stopped for traffic at the intersection of SR-104 and Shine Road at the time of the accident. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Port Townsend woman was taken by ambulance to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for treatment of injuries sustained during the accident. The Sequim woman was transported via helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of serious injuries. Updates on the victim’s conditions were not available at the time of this release. Both victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The Sequim woman has since been cited for speeding.

As a Bellingham car accident lawyer, I’m relieved to learn that no one was more seriously injured in this potentially deadly accident. I wish both women a quick recovery from their injuries. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the direct result of another driver’s negligence, contact a car accident lawyer in your area to discuss your legal options.

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Truck Towing Boat Crashes on I-5 in Vancouver

News sources reported that a pickup truck towing a boat experienced a mechanical failure on Interstate 5 in Vancouver Thursday night resulting in an accident.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident was reported at approximately 7:15pm on Interstate 5 near 39th Street in Vancouver. The single-vehicle crash happened as the 46-year-old driver’s 2001 Dodge pickup, with boat in tow, was traveling in the southbound traffic lanes on I-5 when the boat’s trailers experienced an undisclosed mechanical failure. The driver, of Surrey, BC, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the center median barrier of the interstate. The truck and boat came to rest blocking the two inside lanes of southbound I-5, but blocked traffic on both sides of the roadway due to debris spread across the road. Tow trucks arrived on scene to clear the wreck and remove the 28-foot boat. By 8:45pm, Washington State Patrol troopers had reopened all northbound lanes and two of the four southbound lanes.

No injuries were reported as a result of this accident. As the crash was attributed to a mechanical failure, citations are still being investigated.

As a Vancouver car accident lawyer, I’m relieved to learn that no one was injured in this potentially deadly accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident as the result of faulty auto equipment, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your legal options.

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Skamania Highway 14 Accident Injures 1

Media outlets reported that a 26-year-old Portland man sustained moderate injuries in a car accident on Highway 14 in Skamania County Wednesday night.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident happened at approximately 7:30pm in Skamania County roughly 2 miles west of North Bonneville. The man was traveling on Highway 14 when he approached a curve and allegedly lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons; however troopers believe the man was driving at excessive speeds for the road conditions.  The 26-year-old’s 2003 Suzuki then struck a guardrail and skidded from the roadway. Debris from the accident covered the roadway and was struck by a Ford pickup truck driven by a Battle Ground man, who was not injured in the incident.

The Portland man was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver for the treatment of lacerations and abrasions to his leg, hip and back he sustained during the crash. As of Thursday morning, he was listed in satisfactory condition by hospital staff.

As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’m relieved to hear that no one was more seriously injured in this potentially deadly accident. I wish the victim a speedy recovery from his injuries so that he may more quickly put this event behind him. If you’ve been injured in an accident as the result of another’s negligent driving, it may be in your best interests to speak with a car accident lawyer in your city.

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