Entries by Kroll Johnson

Pedestrian Accident Victim?

Pedestrian accidents like this one can be quite damaging for the victim. The weight and velocity usually means serious injuries. Given this, and accident that does not result in a fatality is a quite fortunate outcome indeed. This particular victim was elderly, so a lengthy hospital stay is a possibility. With age, the human body […]

Motorist High On Meth Harms Bulls

A motorist high on methamphetamine harmed some prized bulls, The Oregonian reports. The bulls had to be put down. 28-year-old Corey Elmore was arrested for this and other crimes, including eluding police. He received 18 months of probation, and had his license suspended. Elmore must also pay $23,000 in restitution for the loss of the […]

Police Sergeant Wins Honor Fighting Discrimination

Oregon Police sergeant Liani Reyna fought discrimination throughout the department and in her career, and has been so honored, the Oregonian reports. Reyna won the “WE Persist” award from the city. “WE” stands for women’s empowerment. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries also stated that Reyna faced a hostile work environment when she reported […]

Catastrophic Injuries Increase In Warmer Weather

Catastrophic injuries are life-altering. With the onset of spring, many more opportunities for these type of injuries will present themselves. Did you know that one of the most common causes of catastrophic spinal cord injuries is diving into shallow water? By definition, a catastrophic injury involves trauma to the head, or to the spine, or […]

Serious Dog Bite

A dog bite can be quite harmful. Rabies is a risk, as well as physical damage to muscles and tissue. It’s vital to take a dog bite with the utmost seriousness in light of these concerns. As this piece from several years ago points out, many pet owners are unaware of their liability in a […]

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 […]