Portland, OR – Dale Roberts Struck & Killed by Vehicle on Highway 38Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 17, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Portland on Saturday evening, January 15. Just after 6:45 p.m., the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 38.
Reports from authorities show that a Kia Soul was traveling west on the Highway during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, the Kia struck 71-year-old Dale Roberts as he walked across the highway.
Roberts suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased while on the way to the hospital.
The driver of the Kia, 53-year-old Robert Fraser, was determined to be impaired. He was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
At this time, the incident remains 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 Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Each year, motor vehicle accidents have a life-altering impact on people across our state. Regrettably, no one is out of harm’s way when it comes to the possibility of being injured. In fact, people who travel outside of vehicles are even at risk. Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic due to the fact that these people are not protected from outside forces.
Although we like to believe we are taking measures toward protecting pedestrians, we continue to see them harmed and killed at an alarming rate. Statistics in the state of Oregon show that a 22% increase in the number of pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic collisions occurred between 2018 and 2019. Nearly 20 people end up losing their lives in these accidents each year in the Portland area.
To make matters even worse, families are often forced to go without a reliable source of income while having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on end-of-life arrangements. 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 Oregon as soon as possible.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland pedestrian 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.
When victims are fatally injured due to the reckless, negligent, and careless actions of others, we fight on behalf of bereaved relatives to ensure they get the justice they deserve. 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.
Our team works diligently to investigate each accident, put together solid cases on behalf of our clients, and fight to ensure justice is served. If you have lost a loved one due to another person’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 team to discuss 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.