Portland, OR – Anthony Garza Loses Life in Bicycle Crash on I-5 N near Exit 260Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (November 12, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident near Salem claimed one man’s life on Wednesday evening. At around 7:38 p.m., on November 10, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Interstate 5.
Reports from the Oregon State Police show that 61-year-old Anthony Garza was riding a bicycle near Exit 260 on northbound Interstate 5. As Garza crossed the northbound side of the highway, he was struck by a pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup truck, 35-year-old Benjamin Miller, remained at the scene. Miller was not injured in the accident.
Garza sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Anthony Garza. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Oregon
Between 2018 and 2019, the state of Oregon saw a 22% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities from motor vehicle collisions. Portland alone loses roughly 20 people each year as a result of pedestrian crashes. Although we like to think that the implementation of safety measures throughout our state is helping, we continue to see families devastated by these and other tragic collisions.
When people are killed in bicycle accidents, their families are often left to pay tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses. Not only are families left to deal with the immediate and overwhelming impacts of pedestrian crashes, but the long-term mental and emotional consequences can be unbearable. To make the situation even more devastating, families often lose sources of income that they have grown to depend on.
Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, families may have legal options available to help them move forward after suffering the loss of a loved one due to another person’s actions. By contacting a wrongful death attorney in Portland, families may be able to obtain compensation to help cover the financial burdens they face.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping bereaved families recover after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team works diligently to investigate each accident, put together solid cases on behalf of our clients, and fight to ensure justice is served.
Our team provides competent and trusted legal representation to ensure those harmed are in the best position possible to move forward. We are committed to helping our clients maximize their recoveries for various damages, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost earnings
- Medical costs
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- And more
If you have lost a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon by calling (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. Schedule a free case evaluation with our law firm to discuss the legal options available for you.
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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.