Portland, OR – Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Semi-Truck on Salem Parkway near Cherry Ave NEOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 17, 2021) – One person has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area on Friday evening. At around 8 p.m., on October 15, emergency crews in Salem were notified that a crash on Salem Parkway required assistance.
Reports from authorities indicate that a bicyclist was traveling in the area of Salem Parkway and Cherry Avenue Northeast.
For unknown reasons, a semi-truck that was passing through the area struck the bicyclist. The victim, who was identified as an adult male, sustained fatal injuries. Emergency crews arrived on-site and pronounced the man deceased.
Crews closed off the roadway for several hours as they worked to clear the roadway and allow thru-traffic. The driver of the truck, 55-year-old Montaque Annear, was not injured in the accident. The driver remained on-site and cooperated with law enforcement.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Portland, 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.
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. 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.