Portland, OR – Grant Riedel Struck by Vehicle on I-205 near MM 12Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (November 13, 2021) – A worker with the Oregon Department of Transportation was left with injuries following a motor vehicle accident in Clackamas County on Thursday morning, November 11.
At around 9:35 a.m., authorities were called to the site of a crash on Interstate 205.
Reports from local authorities show that a 38-year-old ODOT worker was working outside of his truck on the interstate near mile marker 12. For unknown reasons, a black Volkswagen GTI traveled through the area and crashed into the worker.
The victim, identified as Grant Riedel, was transported to Oregon Health & Science University hospital for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Grant Riedel at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Between 2018 and 2019, the state of Oregon saw a 22% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities. Not only are pedestrians being killed at an alarming rate, but many more are being left with serious life-altering injuries. Quite often, pedestrians who are involved in accidents with motor vehicles are left with injuries that require immediate medical attention. After undergoing surgery, many victims have to spend days or even weeks in hospitals.
An overwhelming number of vehicle collisions in the state of Oregon are a result of driver error. When drivers engage in reckless and negligent actions while operating their vehicles, they place themselves and others sharing the road at an increased risk of being seriously injured or killed.
The mental, physical, and financial impacts of collisions are often unbearable for victims. Not only are victims forced to endure the consequences of these accidents, but their families often face mental and financial challenges as well. When victims are harmed in crashes due to the actions of others, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may have legal options to help them secure the compensation they need to move forward. By contacting a pedestrian accident attorney in Portland, you can learn about different legal options available to help you move forward.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers
Our compassionate Portland personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping accident victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in vehicle collisions. Our clients can depend on us to keep their best interests in mind as we fight on their behalf to ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for their injuries. We strive to provide excellence to each client as we provide individualized representation to them to ensure their specific legal needs are met. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation today. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and help to determine the best options available for you to move forward and get the justice you deserve.
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