Hillsboro, OR – Bicyclist Fatally injured in Car Crash on SW Oak St near 1st AveOregon Legal News
Hillsboro, OR (November 1, 2022) – A fatal bicycle accident was reported in the Hillsboro area on Monday afternoon, October 31. At around two p.m., the Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to the scene of an auto accident that took place on Southwest Oak Street.
According to reports, a 40-year-old man was riding a bicycle in the area of Southwest Oak Street and 1st Avenue during the afternoon hours.
At the same time, a car traveled through the area. For unknown reasons, the car struck the man on the bicycle. The crash prompted the closure of the eastbound lanes of travel.
The bicyclist suffered fatal injuries in the crash. He was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the vehicle remained on-site and spoke with the police.
The circumstances surrounding this fatal bicycle accident are under investigation.
Our condolences are with the family of the man who died in this accident.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Oregon
Bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to serious injury or death in accidents because they lack the protection that a car offers. They are also more likely to be thrown from their bikes and suffer head injuries in an accident. Wearing a helmet can help reduce the risk of serious injury or death in an accident, but it is not foolproof. Unfortunately, countless bicyclists lose their lives as a result of accidents that take place in our state annually.
In many cases, fatal bicycle accidents are a result of driver negligence. Leading factors include:
- Speeding cars: Cars that are speeding or not paying attention to their surroundings are a major threat to bicyclists. When a car hits a bicyclist at high speed, it can be deadly.
- Drunk drivers: Drunk drivers are also a major threat to bicyclists. They may not see the bicyclist, or they may not be able to control their car well. Either way, drunk driving is dangerous and can lead to fatal accidents.
- Distracted drivers: Drivers who are distracted by their phones, passengers, or other things inside their cars pose a serious danger to bicyclists. They may not see the cyclist, or they may swerve into them without realizing it.
If your loved one has died as a result of a bicycle accident, it is important that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Hillsboro right away. You may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the driver who is responsible.
Our bicycle accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping families get justice after losing loved ones. Our team will fight to help your family get the money that you need for funeral costs, lost earning capacity, in a variety of other damages you face. Throughout the duration of your claim, our team will provide you with various services to ensure you have the strongest case possible. These include:
- Assisting with the investigation into your accident.
- Gathering strong evidence from a variety of sources.
- Demanding compensation to cover lost wages, funeral costs, and more.
- Handling communication with the insurance company.
- Representing your family inside the courtroom.
Our lawyers are committed to helping your family reach your goals moving forward. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our Hillsboro personal injury lawyers today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started on your case.
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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.