Portland, OR – Adriana Shelton & Aaliyah Shelton Killed in Car Crash on NW 185th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 24, 2022) – An automobile crash occurred in the Hillsboro area on Thursday evening that claimed the lives of two women. At around 7:40 p.m., on September 22, the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a crash on Northwest 185th Avenue.
Reports from local authorities show that a two-vehicle crash occurred on Northwest 185th Avenue as one vehicle pulled out from a shopping center. One of the vehicles involved in the crash split in half, with part of the vehicle bursting in flames.
Two people were inside the vehicle at the time. Both victims died of their injuries. They were identified as 19-year-old Adriana Shelton and 20-year-old Aaliyah Shelton.
The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating the crash at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the families of Aaliyah Shelton and Adriana Shelton at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Oregon crashes are the cause of hundreds of deaths each year. No matter how careful drivers are, they cannot prevent others from engaging in potentially life-threatening actions. As a result, countless innocent people lose their lives due to the actions of others.
Leading causes of fatal crashes in Oregon often include some type of negligence. One major cause of fatal crashes in Oregon is speeding. Many drivers choose to speed because they think it will make the ride shorter. However, this is not always the case. Speeding can actually increase the chances of getting into an accident because it increases the severity of the impact.
Distractions also play a big role in fatal car accidents. Distractions can come from a variety of sources, including cell phone use, eating and drinking, and talking to passengers. When drivers are distracted, they are less likely to be aware of their surroundings and react quickly enough when something happens. This can lead to serious injury or death.
In addition to distractions and speeding, impairment also plays a role in many fatal car accidents in Oregon. Driving while impaired can come from drugs or alcohol, but it can also come from illness or fatigue. When someone is impaired, they are not as alert and may not be able to drive safely.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s negligence, a wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help you seek compensation from the responsible party.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard are here to help you get justice. We can help you seek the maximum number amount of compensation possible for the damages you face.
This includes lost earnings capacity and funeral costs, as well as burial expenses. Additionally, the survivors may be able to seek damages for emotional distress. If you are affected by a wrongful death, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney from Kivel & Howard can help you understand your legal rights and how to pursue compensation. Contact our law firm 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.