Portland, OR – Frank Koch Fatally Struck by Vehicle While Riding Bike on Highway 51 between Halls Ferry Rd & Rogers Rd

Portland, OR – Frank Koch Fatally Struck by Vehicle While Riding Bike on Highway 51 between Halls Ferry Rd & Rogers Rd

Portland, OR – Frank Koch Fatally Struck by Vehicle While Riding Bike on Highway 51 between Halls Ferry Rd & Rogers Rd

Portland, OR (October 7, 2021) – One man has lost his life following a bicycle accident in Polk County on Tuesday evening, October 5. At around 7:36 p.m., authorities in Portland were called to the site of a crash on Highway 51.

Reports from the Oregon State Police show that 80-year-old Frank Koch was riding a bicycle on Highway 51, in the area between Halls Ferry Road and Rogers Road, during the evening hours.

For unknown reasons, 33-year-old Krystal Kamback crashed her Toyota Prius into Koch.

The impact of the crash caused Koch to be thrown from his bicycle. The man sustained fatal injuries in the accident and died at the scene.

Kamback was not injured. At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the Oregon State Police.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Frank Koch. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR – Frank Koch Fatally Struck by Vehicle While Riding Bike on Highway 51 between Halls Ferry Rd & Rogers RdReports show that roughly 72% of bicycle accidents in our state take place on city streets. Another 17% occur on urban highways. 7% of bicycle crashes in Oregon occur in suburban areas while only 4% occur in rural areas. Regardless of where the accident takes place, they often have devastating consequences for both victims and their families.

Quite often, families have a challenging time moving forward. Accepting the loss of a loved one is difficult under any circumstance. Knowing your loved one lost their life due to the negligence of another person just makes it even more difficult.

When victims lose their lives in bicycle crashes due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the legal guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away from us due to these accidents, many families may have legal options available to help them secure compensation to help move forward. Working with a reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering.

Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers

The Portland bicycle accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal collisions. Our team strives to help families protect their legal rights moving forward. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims. We put together solid cases on behalf of families to ensure they are in the best position possible.

We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. If your loved one has lost their life in a motor vehicle crash involving a bicycle, 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. 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.