Portland, OR – Debra Neal Loses Life in Head-On Crash on Amity Dayton Highway near SE Stringtown RdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (May 12, 2022) – A woman suffered fatal injuries as a result of a head-on crash in the Portland area on Tuesday. On May 10, the Oregon State Police was dispatched to the scene of a collision that occurred on the Amity-Dayton Highway.
Reports from OSP show that 60-year-old Kristina Swanson was traveling south on the highway in a Ford Freestar van. As she attempted to turn onto Southeast Stringtown Road, her vehicle collided with a Nissan Sentra.
A passenger in the Nissan, 59-year-old Debra Neal, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The condition of the two drivers is unknown at this time.
The Oregon State Police is currently investigating the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Debra Neal. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Car accidents in the state of Oregon leave thousands of people injured every year. Although we want to believe that everyone is able to fully recover from their injuries, this is not always the case. Unfortunately, hundreds of people and the passing away as a result of the injuries they suffered in collisions.
When innocent people lose their lives in crashes, they often leave behind families and friends to grieve there on expected and sudden loss. Unfortunately, families often endure towering financial consequences after losing loved ones. Many families have to cover tens of thousands of dollars in funeral arrangements, medical expenses, and other financial burdens. When innocent people lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of drivers, their families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help to ensure you have the best chance possible of getting justice after enduring the loss of a loved one.
Our Portland car accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping bereaved families secure the financial compensation they need after losing loved ones. Some of the damages that we can help your family seek compensation for include:
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If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal collision, it is crucial that you work quickly to protect your legal rights. Waiting can prevent you from obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for your lawsuit. You must reach out to our Oregon personal injury law firm right away to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are available by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800. We can schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your loved one’s accident and all of the legal options available to help you move forward. Contact our law firm today to get started.
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