Portland, OR – Female Pedestrian Loses Life in Motorcycle Crash on Ne 162nd Ave between E Burnside St & NE Glisan StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (June 15, 2022) – A pedestrian has lost their life as a result of a motorcycle accident that took place in the Gresham area on Saturday evening.
The Portland Police Bureau responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that took place on Northeast 162nd Avenue.
Reports provided by authorities show that a woman in a wheelchair was traveling in the area of Northeast 162nd Avenue between East Burnside Street and Northeast Glisan Street. For unknown reasons, she was struck by a motorcycle driven by 30-year-old Michael James White.
White fled the scene of the accident, leaving the pedestrian suffering from significant injuries at the scene.
Emergency crews responded to the site of the accident and pronounced the victim deceased from her injuries.
White was later apprehended and faces several charges, including manslaughter in failing to perform the duties of a driver.
At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life as a result of this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
The state of Oregon is no stranger to fatal accidents. Unfortunately, there are many instances where pedestrians end up losing their lives in accidents due to negligent drivers. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable during accidents, which means they are likely to suffer from significant and fatal injuries.
When innocent victims lose their lives in accidents, their families are often left to endure overwhelming consequences. Unfortunately, we see many people lose their lives as a result of accidents caused by negligence. Drivers who are speeding, distracted, and those who failed to yield to others continue to be the leading causes of fatal accidents in our state every single year. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a pedestrian accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. It is important that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Portland as soon as possible.
Our Portland pedestrian accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones. Our lawyers can help you seek full and timely compensation that you can use to cover an array of financial burdens that your family faces after enduring the unexpected and sudden loss of a loved one. Our team can help you get the money you need for funeral arrangements, burial fees, and various other damages you face moving forward.
It is important that you reach out to our Oregon personal injury law firm right away. Our lawyers are available by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800. You can schedule a free case evaluation with our team at your earliest convenience to discuss your case in the legal options available to help you move forward. Contact our law firm today to get started.
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