Portland-area drivers on I-205 near Gladstone were delayed for hours last Thursday as police closed the road in both directions to investigate the circumstances surrounding a serious Oregon motorcycle crash, according to The Oregonian.
Media reports emphasize that the investigation into the accident and its exact circumstances is still in progress, but some basic details are clear. According to the Portland Tribune, the accident took place Thursday afternoon when a motorcycle that was headed north on the interstate “collided with a vehicle, throwing the rider into a southbound lane.”
This accident highlights the special dangers motorcyclists face on our roads. Despite advances in safety gear, such as helmets, Oregon motorcyclists remain far more likely than car drivers or passengers to die or suffer serious injury as the result of an Oregon motorcycle accident while operating their vehicle.
If you have been injured in an Oregon motorcycle crash it is important to consult as soon as possible after the incident with a Portland motorcycle crash lawyer. This admonition applies as much to motorcycle passengers involved in single-bike crashes as it does to bikers who are involved in a Portland crash with a car or truck.
An experienced Oregon motorcycle accident attorney can offer valuable advice on your crash and how it relates to our state’s traffic and liability laws. The legal world can often be an intimidating and confusing place for ordinary citizens forced by circumstances to deal with it. An Oregon motorcycle crash lawyer can act as your guide throughout the process.
The Oregonian: Traffic on I-205 restored after crash caused temporary closure
Portland Tribune: Motorcycle, vehicle crash blocks I-205