Portland, OR – James Dougherty Loses Life in Head-on Crash on Highway 22 near MM 17

Portland, OR - James Dougherty Loses Life in Head-on Crash on Highway 22 near MM 17

Portland, OR – James Dougherty Loses Life in Head-on Crash on Highway 22 near MM 17

Portland, OR (December 3, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Portland area claimed one man’s life on Thursday evening. At around 6 p.m., on December 2, emergency crews were notified that an accident took place on Highway 22.

Reports from local authorities show that James Dougherty was driving a Toyota Avalon on Highway 22 when his vehicle collided head-on with a Honda Element near mile marker 17.

Both Dougherty and the driver of the Honda, 50-year-old Samuel Clark, were injured in the crash. The two victims were rushed to area hospitals for care. However, authorities confirmed that James Dougherty passed away after arriving.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Samuel Clark at this time. We hope for his full recovery.

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

Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon

Portland, OR - James Dougherty Loses Life in Head-on Crash on Highway 22 near MM 17Every 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.

Not only are bereaved families forced to endure the emotional challenges of losing a loved one, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, tackle burial costs, and move forward without an income they have grown to depend on.

When victims are killed unexpectedly as a result of the actions of others, it is crucial that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, families may have an array of legal options available to help them move, forward and get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one.

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.

Our team works diligently to investigate each accident, put together solid cases on behalf of our clients, and fight to ensure justice is served. If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon by calling (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss legal options available for 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.

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