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Traffic News (October 21,2022 21:47)

Portland Man Killed When Over 45 Vehicles Crash on I-5

One fatality and 4 subjects were transported to area hospitals.

(EUGENE, Ore.) -Oregon I-5 crashPreliminary estimates of involved vehicles are 15 to 20 Commercial Motor Vehicles and 45 passenger vehicles with one confirmed fatality.

Interstate 5 southbound was completely blocked with a detour in place and remained closed most of the day.

Read Full Article (August 03,2022 16:40)

Salem Man Charles Hatfield Killed on I-5 Friday Night

"As much as he was loved he also loved all of you."

(SALEM, Ore.) -Charles HatfieldFriends and family of Charles Hatfield are in disbelief as to how such a tragedy could have happened. They have created a GoFundMe campaign to help with funeral costs and other bills.

"With heavy hearts we are hoping to come together and help take some of the burden off of Charlie’s family."

Read Full Article (May 13,2022 14:00)

Heads Up! It`s National Motorcycle Awareness Month

Motorcycles make up 3% of all registered vehicles but account for 17% of all occupant fatalities in the U.S.

(SALEM, Ore.) -motorcycle awarenessMany drivers state during the post-crash interview that they simply did not see the motorcycle or moped rider.

In 41 percent (1,034) of fatal crashes, the other vehicles were turning left while the motorcycles were going straight, passing, or overtaking other vehicles. They simply "didn't see" the motorcycle.

Read Full Article (May 09,2022 15:12)

Supporting a Reduction in the Number of Road Fatalities in Salem

November’s ballot which will include $157 million bond for improvements to Salem’s streets and sidewalks.

(SALEM, Ore.) -trafficEarlier this year, troopers from Salem were involved in conducting high visibility patrols in order to reduce the recent increase in incidents of reckless driving on Oregon’s highways.

Speeding, impaired and distracted driving are some of the most common causes of road collisions.

Read Full Article (April 27,2022 13:39)

Beaverton Crash Leaves Two Students Dead and Others Critically Injured UPDATED

Four are hospitalized in Critical Condition, including a Washington County Deputy

(BEAVERTON, Ore.) -Washington County SheriffUPDATE: Beaverton Police said the two passengers in the Nissan who died at the scene were 17-year old Matthew Amaya and 16-year old Juan Pacheco Aguilera.
Beaverton Police Department responded to the crash at approximately 12:24 a.m.

Read Full Article (March 28,2022 12:11)

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash on Friday

Drugs, alcohol, and speed not factors in the fatal crash.

(STAYTON, Ore.) -fatal crashThe motorcycle entered the oncoming lane in an attempt to pass the line of slowing cars.

As he passed the cars on their left, the lead car, a 2007 Audi, began a left turn. Murphy struck the left side of the turning Audi throwing him from the motorcycle.

Read Full Article (February 24,2022 10:29)

7-Year Old Sustains Serious Injuries in Crash

If you have video or other information, call (503) 434-7307.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) -bike crashThe initial investigation indicates the bicyclist was riding north within the marked crosswalk of Adams Street when he was struck by the pickup travelling west on 2nd Street.

The child sustained serious injuries.

Read Full Article (February 22,2022 11:50)

UPDATE: OSP Clears multi-vehicle crashes along I-84 between Pendleton and La Grande

170 vehicles were cleared from a 1.75 mile stretch of the interstate.

(SALEM, Ore.) -Oregon Traffic The Oregon State Police along with several local agencies worked together throughout the night to get Interstate 84 open and cleared of vehicles.

A total of 71 people were transported from the crash scene to the reunification center via busses. 17 patients were transported from the crash scene with an additional 2 transported after having arrived at the reunification center.

Read Full Article (February 21,2022 17:47)

Huge Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes I-84 for up to 80 Miles

About 98 vehicles have crashed along I-84 between Pendleton and La Grande

(SALEM, Ore.) -Oregon TrafficSeveral multiple vehicle wrecks including passenger cars and semi-trucks took place early afternoon today on I-84 westbound at milepost 230.

ODOT's cameras reveal an enormous amount of vehicles crashed into one another, completely closing the freeway in both directions.

Read Full Article (January 26,2022 11:26)

In an Accident With a Semi Truck? Here`s When You Can (and Cannot) Sue

Do your due diligence and tough decisions will come easier.

(SALEM, Ore.) -car accidentGetting into a motor vehicle accident with another car is one thing. Getting into an accident with a semi truck is another thing entirely.

Before you can sue for any accident, including one involving a semi truck, you have to determine who is at fault.

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