A semi truck carrying lumber crashed in Central Oregon late last week, dumping its cargo across the road and highlighting, again, the dangers Oregon truck accidents can pose for all motorists.
According to a detailed account published in the Central Oregonian, the accident took place early Wednesday morning on George Millican Road in Prineville. The paper reports that police responding to an Oregon truck accident call arrived to find the “truck and trailer overturned in the northbound lane blocking most of the road.” The truck’s cargo of lumber was splayed across the road, which was closed to traffic for several hours while the accident was investigated and clean-up operations took place. The paper reported that police believe the truck’s driver lost control of the vehicle when he swerved to avoid a deer in the road.
Thankfully, no one was injured in this accident (including the truck’s driver, who was wearing his safety belt). The incident does, however, highlight just how dangerous big rigs can be, and the importance of ensuring that they are operated in a safe manner – both to protect their own drivers and cargo and to protect the rest of the traveling public.
Whether you are traveling in central Oregon – where the roads are often filled with traffic connected with the logging industry – or on the freeways around Portland where big trucks of all shapes and sizes are an everyday sight, it is important to remember that drivers and their employers have an obligation to operate safely and use the roads in ways that do not endanger everyone else.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Oregon car and truck crash it is essential that you make contact with an experienced Portland truck crash lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Injuries, property damage, lost wages and emotional trauma are just a few of the many potential consequences of an Oregon truck accident. Obtaining justice in the wake of a serious Oregon truck crash often requires the specialized knowledge and skills that only an Oregon truck accident attorney can offer.
The Central Oregonian: Driver uninjured in semi truck crash on George Millican Road
Mycentraloregon.com: Driver unhurt in big rig accident South of Prineville