Portland, OR – Bicycle Crash on N Killingsworth St near N Minnesota Ave Ends in Serious InjuriesOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 23, 2022) – A traffic accident was reported in the Portland area on Tuesday evening that left a bicyclist with significant injuries. On December 20, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a crash on North Killingsworth Street.
According to authorities, a bicyclist was riding in the area of North Killingsworth Street and North Minnesota Avenue at around 10:30 p.m. As the bicyclist passed through the intersection, he was struck by a vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
The bicyclist suffered significant injuries due to the crash and was rushed to a local medical facility. The injuries were deemed to be life-threatening.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the police in Portland.
We hope the bicyclist recovers quickly following this accident.
Bicycle Accidents in Oregon
Bicycle accidents are the cause of countless injuries in the state of Oregon each year. Unfortunately, many of these crashes take place due to drivers who are negligent. Many riders are harmed as a result of driver negligence. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why bicycle accidents tend to be more severe than most other types of collisions in our state.
Drivers often fail to see cyclists on the road, especially at night or in bad weather. When a driver does not see a cyclist and hits them, the cyclist is much more likely to be seriously hurt or killed. Unfortunately, when drivers do not see bicyclists while traveling nearby, they often make contact with them at a high rate of speed. This dramatically increases the severity of the injury suffered.
Cyclists also have less protection than people in cars. They are not surrounded by metal frames or airbags. If they are hit by a car, they can be thrown from their bicycle and suffer serious injuries.
Bicycle accidents are also more likely to result in head injuries. This is because cyclists do not have helmets or other protective gear on their heads. When they are involved in an accident, they can hit their heads on the ground or on the side of a car, which can lead to serious brain damage or even death.
If you have been hurt as a result of a vehicle crash caused by a negligent driver, a Portland personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for the damages that you face. It is important that you take legal action right away.
At Kivel & Howard, our Portland bicycle accident lawyers are dedicated to helping those who have been hurt in a car crash. With decades of experience and extensive knowledge of personal injury law in Oregon, we can give you the best possible chance of getting back on track after such an event. We invite you to contact us and schedule a consultation so that we can start working for you. You can reach us at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 today.
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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.