Portland, OR – Four Killed in Major Crash on Front St NE near Division StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (March 28, 2022) – Several people have lost their lives following a major motor vehicle accident in the Portland area. At around 2 a.m., on March 27, emergency crews responded to the scene of a major motor vehicle accident on Front Street Northeast.
Reports from local authorities show that a two-door sports coupe was traveling through the area of Front Street Northeast and Division Street during the early morning hours. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck a homeless camp.
Two people became pinned under the car. Both victims died at the scene.
A total of four other victims, and the driver of the vehicle, were transported to Salem Hospital for emergency medical care.
Authorities confirmed that two other people died after arriving at the hospital.
The driver f the vehicle, 24-year-old Enrique Rodriguez, Jr. was subsequently arrested. He was charged with 6 counts of reckless endangerment, 2 counts of assault, and 4 counts of manslaughter.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Oregon
Regrettably, no person is out of harm’s way when it comes to the possibility of being harmed in a motor vehicle accident. In fact, people who travel outside of vehicles are even at risk. Each year, motor vehicle crashes have a life-altering impact on people across our state.
Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic due to the fact that these people are not protected from outside forces. Although we like to believe we are taking measures toward protecting pedestrians, we continue to see them injured and killed at an alarming rate. Statistics for the state of Oregon show that a 22% increase in the number of pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic crashes occurred between 2018 and 2019. Around 20 victims end up losing their lives in these crashes each year in the Portland area.
Families who lose loved ones in motor vehicle collisions are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical expenses, funerals, and other unanticipated costs. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, bereaved families may have legal options available to help them move forward after suffering the unexpected loss of a loved one due to another driver’s actions. By contacting a wrongful death attorney in Portland, families may be able to obtain compensation to help cover the financial burdens they face.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal collisions. Our law firm fights to help families protect their legal rights moving forward. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind as we put together the strongest legal claim possible to present their case and fight to get them the justice they deserve.
If your loved one has lost their life in a motor vehicle collision, 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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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.