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Motor vehicle accidents: Crash leaves motorcyclist with injuries

A recent accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle in Oregon has left one person hospitalized with serious injuries. With little in the way of protective barriers to shield them from harm, motor vehicle accidents  involving motorcyclists run a greater risk of having catastrophic outcomes. Should the other party choose to flee the scene of such a crash, the victim could be left without much-needed medical attention for extended periods.

Law enforcement agents responded to reports of the crash at around 9 a.m. on a recent Thursday. While many of the details surrounding the crash remain unclear, police have advised that the driver of a motor vehicle crashed into a motorcycle and then proceeded to leave the scene. The rider of the bike suffered severe injuries in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital for medical care.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash in Oregon kills 1, injures 3

It could take little more than a moment of inattention while driving for a vehicle to drift across the median and into an oncoming lane. In this moment, the chances that a collision may occur increase substantially, and motor vehicle accidents involving similar circumstances can have devastating results. One person was killed and three others suffered severe injuries in a recent collision that took place in Oregon.

Law enforcement agents say they responded to reports of the crash just after 6 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. Initial investigations suggested the accident occurred when, for unknown reasons, the driver of a southbound car suddenly drifted through the median and into the opposite lane of traffic. The car then proceeded to strike an oncoming vehicle shortly thereafter.

Motor vehicle accidents: High speed crash injures 1 in Oregon

A recent multiple-vehicle accident has reportedly left one person with serious injuries and caused substantial damage to a nearby retirement home in Oregon. Motor vehicle accidents that take place at high speeds can have disastrous consequences. Those who suffer severe harm in similar incidents may face a variety of hardships in life, physical and financial alike, and they may be uncertain where to turn for guidance in pursuing restitution.

Authorities say they received reports of a multiple-vehicle accident on a recent Wednesday night. According to reports, the incident involved as many as three vehicles, and while many of the details concerning how it occurred remain unclear, police have stated that the impact of the collision sent one vehicle airborne. This vehicle reportedly flew as high as 10 feet before slamming into the side of a nearby retirement complex.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash at infamous intersection injures 1

Intersections that do not come equipped with traffic signals and signs can be hazardous areas. While these may be few and far between, they still exist, and when drivers fail to use caution upon approaching such an intersection, the results of subsequent motor vehicle accidents could prove disastrous. A recent collision that took place at an intersection in Oregon has left one person with serious injuries.

The incident is said to have taken place on a recent Wednesday morning as a woman was approaching an intersection that locals reportedly consider infamous. According to police, witnesses say that a tractor-trailer clipped the rear-end of a flatbed truck while attempting to navigate a left turn. The impact of this crash forced the truck to strike the woman's car head-on, causing both vehicles to roll down a nearby embankment.

DOT shows massive rise in Salem traffic accidents

While the population in Salem has grown, the number of traffic accidents and traffic injuries has skyrocketed.

The U.S. Census states Salem saw a population increase of 9.7 percent between 2010 and 2017. However, between 2010 and 2016, Salem saw an increase in crashes of 76 percent and an increase in injuries of 62 percent.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash at intersection kills 1 in Oregon

A collision can take place at any given moment and under a multitude of scenarios. Drivers who fail to adhere to a traffic light or stop sign may substantially increase the chances that motor vehicle accidents will occur, and similar incidents run the risk of placing the well-being of all parties involved in jeopardy. A 62-year-old woman died following a recent crash that took place at an intersection in Oregon.

The accident reportedly occurred on a recent Friday when the driver of an eastbound car failed to adhere to a stop sign. Upon entering the intersection, the car suddenly collided with a northbound vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle reportedly suffered severe injuries and was rushed to a hospital for medical care, and she passed away shortly after being transported to another facility for additional treatment.

Motor vehicle accidents: Pedestrian safety tips

Many individuals in Oregon and elsewhere may consider walking to be a healthy alternative to other forms of travel. However, with less in the way of protective barriers to shield a person from harm, it can also be somewhat hazardous, especially if a person encounters a negligent driver. While preventing all motor vehicle accidents can be a challenging task, there are certain steps pedestrians can take that may help reduce the odds a dangerous collision will occur.

There are a multitude of studies that indicate how dangerous it can be to drive while distracted, but this can also be a major issue for those who prefer the sidewalk. As a pedestrian, remaining alert and aware of surroundings at all times could be essential to spotting a potentially dangerous scenario in time to react. In addition to remaining vigilant, pedestrians may also benefit from be aware of surrounding obstacles that may obstruct visibility.

How you can stay safe around livestock guardian dogs

If you encounter a large, off-leash dog while hiking, biking or camping, you may be in danger of getting bit. These dogs may be protecting a herd of nearby livestock and could treat you as a threat. Aggressive or territorial dogs can be frightening but there are steps you can take to stay safe.

Business law: Choosing the correct legal structure for a business

Forming a new business can be an exhilarating opportunity, but the process can also be complex by nature. Individuals in Oregon who wish to bring their ideas to life will likely need to consider multiple factors when deciding what route their business will take. Since choosing a legal structure can be one of the toughest decisions in starting a business, prospective entrepreneurs may find it beneficial to seek guidance from a business law attorney early in the process.

There are a variety of legal structures to choose from, and prospective business owners may need to consider several variables when picking the path that is right for them. For individuals who wish to start and run a company on their own, a sole proprietorship could be a viable option. If there are two or more individuals who wish to start a company together, a partnership might be a route worth considering.

Motor vehicle accidents: 4 injured in multiple-car collision

Just the thought of being involved in a collision is enough to set one's teeth on edge. Actually being in a crash can be far worse, as motor vehicle accidents have the potential to leave everyone involved with serious injuries. Four individuals were taken to a medical facility for treatment following a recent multiple-car collision involving a suspected drunk driver in Oregon.

Law enforcement agents advised that the accident took place at around 3:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations indicate that a man was driving his vehicle in the wrong lane of traffic when his vehicle suddenly struck another car before overturning and coming to a rest on its roof. The driver of a nearby truck was reportedly unable to avoid collision and struck one of the vehicles shortly thereafter.

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