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Oregon officials hope to see fewer accidents with increased patrols

A car accident can happen in an instant. However, in that short amount of time, a great deal of damage can be done. In an effort to reduce car accidents on Oregon roads, the Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Transportation officials recently announced that they intend to increase patrols from the Memorial Day holiday until early June.

Teens still text and drive, despite understanding the risks

People in Portland know that as the seasons change and the school year ends, more teens are on the roads driving. These kids come from a generation that uses texting as one of their main forms of communication. When a teen, or an adult, uses text messaging while driving, car accidents can often be the tragic result.

Car accident seriously injures motorcyclist in Douglas County

Oregon police say serious injuries resulted from a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on a recent afternoon in Douglas County. Reportedly, a car on Oregon Highway 138 attempted to make a left turn off of the highway, crossing into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. A nearly head-on car accident resulted, seriously injuring the cyclist, who was wearing a safety helmet. He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. The car driver suffered minor injuries.

Portland pedestrian accident leads to injury for one man

Running across busy Portland-area roads can be dangerous for pedestrians. Cars that are traveling at high rates of speed on crowded streets may not see the pedestrian until it is too late. When a pedestrian accident happens, it is rare for the pedestrian to escape unscathed.

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