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Car accident at dangerous Oregon intersection leads to injury

The intersection of Oregon 170 and Oregon 211 was the scene of another injury on June 6. The recent car accident at the dangerous intersection was just another one at the place that has been the site of at least two fatal car accidents and other collisions involving serious injury over the past few years. In fact, the intersection has been in the top 5 to 10 percent of the state's most dangerous for the past 20 years.

The collision occurred when a woman was driving her Ford pickup truck south on the Canby-Marquam Highway, also known as Oregon 170. She attempted to cross traffic at Oregon 211. However, rather than making it across the intersection as she expected, her truck was struck on its side by another car.

The driver of the pickup had to be taken to OHSU hospital for treatment of her injuries. Fortunately, reports indicate that her injuries were not life-threatening. The driver who ran into the pickup truck was not injured in the car accident.

In car accident cases such as this one, it is often the case that officials investigate the scene of the crash to determine what actually happened. It is normal for such investigations to include a review of eyewitness statements and other physical evidence such as skid marks. The results of such an investigation can assist both injured victims of a crash as well as government officials seeking ways to make our streets safer for all in Oregon.

Source: oregonlive.com, "Woman injured in crash at dangerous intersection on Oregon 211 near Molalla," Rick Bella, June 6, 2012

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