Getting Your Car Ready for an Oregon Winter

Is it our imagination, or does winter actually come quicker, strike harder and stay longer than all the other seasons put together? Judging by the number of Portland car crashes that take place from November through February, our cars are as ill-prepared, in many instances, as the rest of us for the onset of slippery […]

Spinal Cord Injuries After Auto Accidents

Back injuries can be one of the most terrifying consequences of a car accident. Besides the extreme pain, the fear of paralysis or other serious long-term effects make spinal cord injuries among the most dreaded of all. A broken leg will heal. Cuts and bruises fade, but damage to the spine means a lifetime of […]

Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) After a Portland Car Accident

Many different things can cause PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and car crashes are a very common one. It is normal after a traumatic experience to feel frightened and overwhelmed, and in most cases these feelings go away with time and life returns to normal. Treating PTSD after a car crash can be just as important […]

Looking Out for Pedestrians

Just in the past week, we have read about at least three pedestrian accidents – two of which involved minors. In the other one, a man in a wheelchair was killed in Hermiston, Oregon. It hit us that because of these accidents, people have lost loved ones during a time family and friends are most […]

Strange But True Thanksgiving Traffic Facts

Date: November 24, 2009 Each year, Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving. And that’s not the only weird fact you can chew on this Turkey Day. Here are a few pre-Thanksgiving leftovers from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file, courtesy of Tom Vanderbilt, author of the new book, Traffic: Why We Drive […]

URGENT: Toyota and Lexus Safety Alert

Date: September 29, 2009 In the wake of a tragic crash that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and three members of his family, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. issued a news release September 29, 2009, urging owners to remove the driver’s side floor mats from eight Toyota and Lexus models immediately, and not to replace […]

Richer Healthcare Execs Is a Pill We Can’t Swallow

Date: October 5, 2009 OK, so maybe healthcare is not the funniest topic to arise out of 2009 – or the past two decades for that matter. But thank goodness for Hollywood (if only this once) for poking fun at the situation of healthcare reform. And you want to know what’s funny? They’ve made one […]

Ford Recall Alert: Faulty Switch Can Spark Fires Causing Injuries

Date: November 4, 2009 A McMinnville, Oregon man whose SUV exploded into flames on October 27, 2009, told KPTV.com that he was never notified about a Ford Motor Company recall on the vehicle. Robert Howard said he found the information online, after his vehicle spontaneously caught fire in his driveway. He was shocked to discover […]