Portland, OR (September 13, 2021) – At least one person has lost their life following a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area on Sunday evening. At around 7:40 p.m., on September 12, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an accident on Oregon State Highway 6.
Reports from the WCSO show that a collision involving multiple vehicles blocked Oregon State Highway 6, the Wilson River Highway, in the area between Tillamook just west of Forest Grove.
The incident caused moderate delays near mile marker 33. Crews responded to the scene and secured the area to prevent further injuries or damages.
Medical personnel rendered aid to injured victims at the scene.
At least one person has passed away due to the extent of their injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
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.
Each year, more than 500 victims end up losing their lives in vehicle accidents across the state of Oregon. In many instances, vehicle crashes are completely preventable. In Oregon, as well as other states across our country, the leading cause of traffic collisions are negligence and recklessness. When motorists fail to control their vehicles, engage in distracting behaviors, drive impaired, or operate their vehicles irresponsibly, it can have a detrimental impact on their lives as well as the lives of others sharing the road.
Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away from us due to these motor vehicle collisions, many families may have legal options available to help them secure compensation to help move forward. Working with a wrongful death attorney in Portland can help to ensure your legal rights are protected.
The Oregon car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in a collision. When people 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. 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 help our clients get justice.
If your loved one has lost their life in a traffic-related incident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our team can be reached at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. Don’t wait. Call us today to see how we can help you.
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