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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Hwy-17 Accident Injures Kennewick Man

News sources reported that a 30-year-old Kennewick man sustained moderate injuries in a car accident on Highway 17 near Warden Saturday morning.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 5:30am Saturday as the 30-year-old Kennewick man was traveling in the northbound lanes of Highway 17. The Kennewick man sustained moderate injuries when a 1987 Ford Ranger, driven by a 41-year-old Othello man, failed to yield to oncoming traffic as he pulled in front of the 30-year-old’s 1998 Nissan Altima.

Neither the 41-year-old driver nor his 31-year-old passenger in the Ford was injured in the accident. The Kennewick man was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake for the treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. He was released later that same day.

Washington State Patrol officials reported that the Othello driver has since been charged with failure to yield, lack of insurance, and driving with a suspended license in the third degree.

As a Renton car accident lawyer, I’m relieved that no one was more seriously injured in this potentially deadly accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident that you believe was the direct result of another’s negligent actions, it may be in your best interests to contact a car accident lawyer in your area to learn more about 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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