Portland, OR – Cyclist Injured in Auto Crash on SE 92nd Ave near SE Division StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 30, 2022) – A bicyclist was hospitalized following a crash that took place in the Portland area on Friday evening. On October 28, the Portland police Bureau was notified that a crash occurred on Southeast 92nd Avenue.
According to reports, at around 11:15 p.m., a 47-year-old woman was riding a bicycle on Southeast 92nd Avenue. As she crossed the intersection with Southeast Division Street, she was struck by a vehicle, which was traveling north on the roadway.
The woman suffered severe injuries in the accident. She was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
We hope the bicyclist is able to recover quickly following this accident.
Bicycle Accidents in Oregon
Bicycle accidents are the cause of tens of thousands of injuries across the United States annually. Here in Oregon, we see many innocent people left with significant injuries as a result of these crashes. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Many of them involve some form of negligence.
One of the most common causes of bicycle crashes is motorists driving too fast for the conditions. When the weather is hot and dry, it can be easy for motorists to drive too fast on rural roads. This can lead to collisions between cyclists and cars because cyclists are not used to interacting with fast-moving vehicles.
Drivers who turn without looking also account for a significant number of bicycle crashes in Oregon. This is because many cyclists ride in the right-hand lane, which puts them directly in front of oncoming traffic. If a driver turns without looking, they may not see the cyclist until it’s too late.
Finally, motorists who do not yield to cyclists also cause a lot of accidents between bicycles and cars. Many times, when a cyclist is riding in the lane closest to the curb, they are considered part of the roadway by law enforcement officials and should be given the same amount of space as a car when traveling on roadways. If a driver doesn’t yield to this type of rider, they could end up crashing into them.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a bicycle accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. It Portland personal injury lawyer can help you seek financial compensation from the driver who is at fault.
Our Portland bicycle accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping people across Oregon get justice following their accidents. If you’ve been hurt as a result of a bicycle accident, we can help you seek financial compensation to cover your medical costs, repairs to your bicycle, lost wages, and more. We can meet with you for a free consultation to get started at your earliest convenience. Contact our team today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to see how we can help you.
Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident. Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff. If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post from our site upon request.
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.