Portland, OR – Bicyclist Zane Belshe Loses Life in Crash on Highway 101 near MM 25Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 21, 2021) – A 59-year-old bicyclist has lost his life following a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area on Saturday evening. At around 6:11 p.m., on December 18, emergency crews were notified that an auto accident on Highway 101 required assistance.
Reports show that 34-year-old Jesse Homes was driving north on Highway 101 in a Nissan Frontier when his vehicle struck a bicyclist who was traveling on the shoulder of the roadway near mile marker 25.
The bicyclist, who was identified as Zane Belshe, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Authorities pronounced the man deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Zane Belshe. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Oregon
Reports show that roughly 72% of bicycle accidents in our state take place on city streets. Another 17% occur on urban highways. 7% of bicycle crashes in Oregon occur in suburban areas while only 4% occur in rural areas. Regardless of where the accident takes place, they often have devastating consequences for both victims and their families.
Regrettably, around 80% of vehicle crashes are a result of driver action. When motorists are distracted, impaired, or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they are likely to cause accidents with overwhelming consequences. Not only are bereaved families forced to endure the emotional challenges of losing a loved one, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, tackle burial costs, and move forward without an income they have grown to depend on.
When victims are killed unexpectedly as a result of the actions of others, it is crucial that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, families may have an array of legal options available to help them move, forward and get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland bicycle accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal collisions. Our team strives to help families protect their legal rights moving forward. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims.
We put together solid cases on behalf of families to ensure they are in the best position possible. If your loved one has lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our team can be reached at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. Don’t wait. Call us today to see how we can help 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.