Portland, OR – Evelyn Carder Killed in Dump Truck Crash on Highway 36 near Dorsey LnOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 2, 2022) – Authorities were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday evening that claimed one person’s life. At around 5 p.m., on June 30, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Highway 36.
Reports provided by authorities show that 91-year-old Evelyn Carder was driving a Jeep renegade through the intersection of Highway 36 in Dorsey Lane when she became involved in a collision with a dump truck.
The driver of the dump truck, Fred Morgan Jr, sustained minor injuries in the accident and was treated at the scene.
Carder suffered significant injuries and she was subsequently pronounced deceased.
At this time, the Oregon State Police are investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with Fred Morgan Jr at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Evelyn Carder. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Motor vehicle accidents in the state of Oregon take the lives of hundreds of people every year. It is all too common for people to lose their lives and fatal accidents due to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the most common causes of fatal accidents in our state include:
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to other motorists sharing the roadway
- Drivers who run red lights and pass stop signs at intersections
- Drivers who are speeding or traveling too fast for road conditions
When innocent people lose their lives as a result of these and other acts of negligence, their families are often forced to endure towering financial consequences. Families are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements, burial fees, and other end-of-life costs. Covering these unexpected and sudden expenses while being deprived of a source of income can be incredibly challenging.
When families lose loved ones due to negligent drivers, they often have legal options available to help them move forward. Reaching out to a Portland wrongful death lawyer can make a significant difference when it comes to your chances of getting justice.
Our Portland car accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Our team can help you secure the maximum amount of financial compensation available to cover the damages that your family faces as a result of losing your loved one. Our team will fight diligently to ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected every step of the way.
It is crucial that you reach out to our Oregon personal injury law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation. Contact our team today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started on your case.
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