Portland, OR – Bicyclist Loses Life in Auto Wreck on NE Halsey St near Fairview BlvdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 31, 2022) – A bicycle accident reported in the Portland area early Saturday morning has claimed one person’s life. At around 2 a.m., on July 30, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an accident on Northeast Halsey Street.
Reports from the Sheriff’s Office show that two bicyclists were traveling eastbound on Northeast Halsey Street during the morning hours. As the bicyclists traveled through the area of Fairview Boulevard, a driver crossed into the bicycle lane and struck one of them.
The bicyclist suffered fatal injuries due to the accident. The Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and pronounce them deceased.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident. Authorities were able to apprehend the driver. He was identified as 56-year-old Robert Lee Wilson. The driver was taken into custody.
The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is currently investigating the circumstances of the crash.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died as a result of this accident.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Oregon
Each year, automobile accidents in the United States take the lives of more than 40,000 people. Approximately 2% of victims are using bicycles at the time of their accidents. We see countless bicyclists lose their lives in accidents as a result of negligent drivers.
After losing a loved one, you might struggle to move forward. Trying to deal with the overwhelming and sudden consequences can be quite challenging. A Portland wrongful death lawyer is a beneficial tool that can help your family move forward after losing a loved one.
Your lawyer will do a lot of things to help ease the minds of your grieving family. Your lawyer will be able to investigate the circumstances that led to the death, determine liability, and advise you on your legal rights. Whenever necessary, your legal team will be able to help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the person who is responsible. You are able to seek compensation to cover the losses that are stemming from the fatal accident.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping families protect their legal rights following Portland accidents. Our bicycle accident lawyers in Portland can help your family secure the maximum amount of compensation available for your lawsuit. Our lawyers will review the police report and take statements from eyewitnesses of the crash. We will determine if there are any nearby surveillance cameras that recorded the accident in the moments leading up to it occurring. Our lawyers will do whatever is necessary to help your family get justice and hold the person who is responsible to account.
Contact our Oregon personal injury law firm today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation 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.