Portland, OR – Humberto Maciel Killed in Highway 6 Head-On CollisionOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (November 3, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a two-vehicle collision in the Portland area on Sunday morning, October 31. At around 4:16 a.m., authorities were called to the site of a crash on Highway 6.
Reports from authorities show that 29-year-old Bradley Harris was driving a silver 2018 Ford F-150 west on Highway 6 when his vehicle crossed over the center lines and collided head-on with a Mazda MZ3 near mile marker 8.
Both vehicles were left with severe damage, blocking the entrance to the highway.
The 47-year-old driver of the Mazda, Humberto Maciel, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A passenger in the Mazda, 19-year-old Breanna Maciel, sustained life-threatening injuries. She was airlifted to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital for emergency medical care.
Harris initially fled the scene of the accident but was later apprehended and arrested.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Breanna Maciel. We hope for her full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Humberto Maciel. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Every year, motor vehicle accidents throughout our state leave tens of thousands of people with life-altering injuries. Although we want to believe that everyone is able to overcome their injuries, this is not always the case. Regrettably, there are many instances where people succumb to their injuries. In fact, around 500 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Oregon.
These accidents often leave bereaved families struggling to move forward. As they attempt to deal with the mental and emotional consequences of an unexpected loss, they are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with unanticipated financial repercussions. The impacts of fatal collisions are far-reaching and can have lasting consequences for surviving relatives. 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 wrongful death attorney in Portland can help to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in accidents. When victims 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. 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. If your loved one has lost their life in a 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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