Portland Icy Road Car Crash Statistics Warn: Be Careful!

It’s that time of year again, when people are dashing about, getting ready for the holiday season, always remembering at the last minute that thing they absolutely must have to make the season a success. The store closes in 10 minutes, so even though the sun has gone down and the roads are glazing over a […]

Portland’s Most Dangerous Intersections

For Portland drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, moving through the city is certainly more risky in some places than others. In fact, just 4% of Portland’s intersections accounted for more than 65% of all pedestrian fatalities over a 10-year period. Anyone moving about in the area east of 38th Avenue on the city’s east side is […]

Helpful Tips on How to Avoid Falling Asleep at the Wheel

The road stretches out before you, long and straight. It’s been a hard day, and the sun is just dipping behind the horizon. With the light fading and the body tiring, the most natural instinct in the world is to doze off. It’s your body’s way of letting you know it’s time to take a […]

Oregonians Are Better Drivers: Portland Distracted Driving Attorneys

According to data recently released from the National Highway Transportation Administration Administration, the American Motorists Association and MADD, both Oregon and Washington drivers ranked in the top 15 safest in the country, which is great news for Portland distracted driving attorneys. Of course, someone has to come in first. So, who are better drivers: Washington […]

Asleep at the Wheel: Driver Injures Passenger and Child

Date: July 11, 2011 Location: Highway 126E, milepost 12, near Walterville Names: Mary Wullschleger, Connie Acord Three people, including a 4-year-old boy, were injured early Monday morning in a single-vehicle accident when the car’s driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Oregon State Police Trooper Michael Pelkey reported that at about 1:20 a.m. on July […]

Safety Belts Keep Three-Car Accident from Serious Injuries

Date: July 4, 2011 Location: Intersection Highway 20 & Old Bend Redmond Hwy. Names: Micah Nelson, Alko Dawn Fadler A two-vehicle collison Monday morning resulted in three people receiving minor injuries and a Bend man being charged with a driving offense. Oregon State Police Sergeant Don Wagner reported that at sometime around 11 a.m., Micah […]

Two Recent OSP Car Crashes Caused by Black Ice

Date: December 30, 2010 Location: Highway 22 West of Salem & Highway 26 near the Timber Junction Names: Ray Henschel, Krystal Duff, Garland Oriet, Ingeborg Hoelzer Black Ice on roadways caused numerous crashes recently. What is black ice? And what causes it? Black ice is a thin layer of transparent glazed ice over a roadway […]

Drunk Driver Causes Rollover Crash

Date: August 12, 2010 Location: I-205 near West Linn, Oregon Names: Ryan J. Porter, [Unknown] A 22-year-old man was cited for drunk driving and other charges after a single-car rollover crash that injured him and his female passenger, according to an OSP press release. On August 12, 2010, around 1:55 AM, a car driven by […]