Albany, OR – Alexandria Lee Mulrooney Killed in Auto Accident on Geary St between Pacific Blvd & Queen AveOregon Legal News
Albany, OR (December 13, 2022) – A 30-year-old woman has died following a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Saturday morning in the Albany area. At around 4:20 a.m., on December 10, the Albany Police Department responded to the scene of an accident on Geary Street.
According to law enforcement, 30-year-old Alexandria Lee Mulrooney was fatally struck by a dark-colored single-cab pickup truck on Geary Street during the early morning hours. Mulrooney was severely injured in the accident. Authorities arrived at the scene to provide her with care. However, she was pronounced dead from her injuries.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without stopping. Authorities responded to the scene and closed off Geary Street between Pacific Boulevard and Queen Avenue as they worked to clear the scene and investigate. No other injuries were reported in the accident.
The Albany Police Department is currently investigating the accident.
Our condolences are with the family of Alexandria Lee Mulrooney at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Fatal pedestrian accidents take place in Oregon quite often that have a significant impact on families. Unfortunately, there are many instances where victims and the passing away as a result of the injuries they suffer in these accidents. Many pedestrian accidents that take the lives of innocent people are caused by drivers who are negligent. Some of the leading factors in fatal pedestrian crashes include:
- Drivers who run red lights.
- Drivers who pass stop signs.
- Divers who fail to yield to pedestrians.
- Drivers who are distracted.
- Drivers who are impaired.
When pedestrians suffered fatal injuries as a result of pedestrian accidents in the state of Oregon, their families are often able to take legal action against the driver who is responsible. After losing a loved one, a Portland wrongful death lawyer can help your family pursue legal action against the negligent driver who took the life of your loved one. A wrongful death claim can help you recover financial compensation for various damages. These include:
- Lost earnings: If your loved one was working, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the loss of earning capacity your family now faces. This includes things like their salary, any bonuses or commissions they were owed, and even the value of benefits like health insurance.
- Funeral and burial expenses: Unfortunately, when someone dies unexpectedly, there are often significant funeral and burial expenses that must be paid. You may be able to recover these costs from the liable party.
- Loss of consortium: This is a non-economic damage that can be recovered in some cases. It essentially compensates for the loss of companionship and support that your loved one provided. For example, if your spouse died in the accident, you could recover damages for the loss of their love and companionship.
Our personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard can help your family seek compensation for these and other damages you face. Contact our Oregon pedestrian accident lawyers today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.