Forest Grove, OR – UPDATE – Lourdes Turcios Garcia Passes Away from Pedestrian Crash Injuries on 19th Ave near Hawthorne StOregon Legal News
Forest Grove, OR (January 10, 2023) – The woman who was left severely injured following a pedestrian crash in the Forest Grove area has died, according to authorities.
At around 7 a.m., on January 5, the Forest Grove Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic accident that had occurred on 19th Avenue.
According to authorities, 40-year-old Lourdes Turcios Garcia was pushing a stroller along 19th Avenue. For unknown reasons, a vehicle passed through the area of 19th Avenue and Hawthorne Street and struck the woman and the child.
The woman and child were both injured as a result of the accident. Garcia was airlifted to a nearby hospital for emergency care. The child was transported by ambulance to a local medical facility.
Authorities confirm that Garcia passed away from her injuries on January 7.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the Forest Grove police.
We hope the child injured in this accident recovers quickly.
Our warmest sympathies go out to the family of Lourdes Turcios Garcia.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are negatively affected by pedestrian crashes across the United States. Roughly 16.8% of all victims will end up passing away as a result of the injuries they suffer.
Unfortunately, pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable during accidents. This is due to the fact that they have no protection. When reckless drivers are traveling nearby, it can have devastating consequences for innocent pedestrians. We see countless pedestrians lose their lives as a result of drivers who engage in negligent actions while operating their vehicles. Some of the leading factors in these fatal collisions include:
- Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Drivers who fail to stop at stop signs or run red lights.
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians.
- Drivers who are distracted by their cell phones or other means.
Every day, these and other negligent actions continue to take the lives of innocent people in our state. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal pedestrian crash, your family may have legal options available. A Forest Grove wrongful death lawyer can help you seek financial compensation to cover funeral costs, burial expenses, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages that you face. It is important that you seek legal guidance immediately.
At Kivel & Howard, we understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one in an avoidable pedestrian wreck. That’s why our Oregon law firm is here to help you get justice and the compensation you deserve for your loss. With decades of experience litigating wrongful death cases, our Forest Grove wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to fighting for your rights and helping you through this devastating time. Contact our Forest Grove pedestrian accident lawyers today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 for a free consultation so that we can learn about your case and start building a strong legal strategy on your behalf.
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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.