Portland, OR – Edgar Mandujano Rodriguez Killed in Head-On Crash on Astoria-Megler BridgeOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 31, 2022) – A traffic accident reported in the Portland area claimed the life of 29-year-old Edgar Mandujano Rodriguez on Wednesday, December 28.
Just before 630 p.m., the Oregon State police responded to the scene of a crash on the Astoria-Megler bridge.
Preliminary reports show that Rodriguez was traveling North over the bridge in a 2002 Nissan Xterra when his vehicle collided head-on with a southbound 2013 Ford C Max SUV. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to suffer severe damage, while the Nissan became engulfed in flames.
Rodriguez was fatally injured due to the crash. Oregon State police responded to the scene and pronounced him deceased from his injuries.
The driver of the Ford, 64-year-old Connie Jackson, suffered critical injuries. She was airlifted from the scene and flown to a hospital in Portland for emergency care.
The incident remained under investigation.
We hope Connie Jackson recovers quickly from your injuries.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Edgar Mandujano Rodriguez during this very difficult time.
Fatal Car Crashes in Oregon
Hundreds of lives are taken by motor vehicle accidents in the state of Oregon each year. Crashes involving front-to-front impact, or head-on collisions, are more likely to result in severe damage in injuries. Regrettably, there are many instances where people die as a result of negligence.
There are a variety of factors that can lead to head-on collisions, including inattentiveness and distracted driving. Inattention can be caused by a variety of things, such as reading or sending a text message while driving. Distracted driving can be the result of anything from looking at a phone to eating an ice cream cone. Even talking on the phone can be distracting if it’s a conversation not related to the task at hand.
Following the loss of a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. A wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help you pursue legal action against the person who caused the death of your loved one.
Working with a wrongful death lawyer can help to ensure that you have the strongest case possible. Your attorney will take control of the legal aspects of the grieving process as your family focuses on moving forward.
If you have lost a loved one in a vehicular wreck, please do not hesitate to call our Portland personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard. Our dedicated legal team will fight for justice on your behalf and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We offer free consultations so that we can learn about your case and help you make informed decisions about how to proceed. Call our Oregon law firm today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 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.