One driver is hospitalized in Portland with serious injuries after an Oregon truck crash involving two fully-loaded log trucks, according to local media reports.
The accident took place late Wednesday morning on Highway 226 between Lyons and Scio, southeast of Salem. An eastbound log truck tipped over as it tried to make a right-hand turn, according to The Oregonian. As it turned over, the eastbound truck crashed into another log truck heading west on the same road. The driver of the eastbound truck was flown by helicopter to a Portland hospital, where he is listed in serious condition.
The accident reportedly closed the highway for several hours while police investigated.
Among motor vehicle accidents Oregon truck crashes are some of the most serious. Log trucks and semi-trailers can cause particularly severe damage when they collide with each other, and can do even greater damage to ordinary passenger vehicles. If you have been involved in an Oregon truck accident consulting with a Portland truck accident lawyer as soon as possible should be among your top priorities.
People injured in an Oregon truck accident may be entitled to compensation for vehicle damages, personal injuries, hospital bills, loss of income and pain and suffering. Prompt consultation with an experienced Portland truck crash attorney can be a key first step in securing the restitution you may be due.
The Oregonian: Log truck driver seriously injured in Highway 226 crash