Entries by Kroll Johnson

Winter’s Last Blast Creates Traffic Accidents

The first stirrings of the change of seasons can create wild weather. Many drivers simply drive the same way in inclement weather as they do in perfect conditions. Difficult conditions create congestion, and closer proximity presents opportunities for traffic accidents. It’s important to obey all traffic rules, reduce speed, and drive defensively. Even with all […]

Pollution in St. Helens

A Utah company that makes commercial explosives plead guilty in US District Court to releasing six tons of anhydrous ammonia into the air, The Oregonian reports. The plea was entered Friday. The strongly-scented gas is toxic, and can lead to death at high levels of exposure. Irritation of mucous membranes, coughing, and breathing problems are […]

Interstate 5 Expansion Under Discussion

Citizens of Portland weighed in on Interstate Highway 5 expansion Thursday, as well as on proposed changes to regulations governing building height in the city’s central core. All the matters under discussion highlight the difficult balancing act of living in a modern city like Portland. Aesthetics, safety, economic development, and the need for more housing […]

Holidays And Drunk Driving

Drunk driving continues to occur, despite a decline especially in fatalities since the 1980s. But despite police crackdowns, increased awareness, and social stigma, some people choose to drive drunk. If you’re another motorist, you can only do so much, in terms of defensive driving, and other wise habits. You’ve become the victim of a drunk […]

Winter Weather Increases Slip & Fall Injuries

Ice and snow make walking on sidewalks, driveways, and streets hazardous. Some mishaps are unavoidable, but some result from negligence. Walking should not be an occasion for major life disruption. Head, neck, and spinal injuries are common in slip and fall injuries. If you believe you have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, it’s […]