Portland, OR – Kody Hansen & Dale Herren Killed in Truck vs Audi Crash on Highway 30Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 26, 2022) – A traffic collision reported in the Portland area on Saturday claimed the lives of two men. On July 23, the Oregon State Police responded to a crash that occurred on Highway 30.
Reports from authorities show that 24-year-old Kody Hansen was driving a GMC Sierra on Highway 30. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided with an Audi AA8. The Audi was occupied by two people at the time of the accident, 45-year-old Dale Herren and 43-year-old Jennifer Herren.
The GMC then collided with two more vehicles before striking a power pole and going over an embankment. The truck continued forward and crashed through the front porch of a residence before coming to rest.
Hansen and Dale Herren both suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The two men were declared deceased at the scene.
Jennifer Herren was rushed to an area hospital for emergency treatment of serious injuries.
The Oregon State Police is investigating the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with Jennifer Herren at this time.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kody Hansen and Dale Herren at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
In Oregon, auto accidents take the lives of hundreds of victims annually. There are many cases where people suffer fatal injuries due to negligence. In these cases, families are able to pursue legal action against the negligent party. These lawsuits are designed to provide families with compensation to help ease some of the stress throughout the grieving process.
A Portland wrongful death lawyer will be able to help you seek compensation for various damages, including:
Funeral costs: You may be able to recover the costs associated with funeral services, burial fees, and various other related expenses.
Lost income: Families may be able to recover lost income for their loved ones. This includes any money that they would have made throughout the duration of their lifetime had they lived and been able to continue working. This can also include any loss of benefits provided to them through their employer.
Medical costs: If your loved one wasn’t treated medically prior to their death, you may be able to seek compensation to cover all of these expenses.
Lost consortium: When handling wrongful death claims, courts often consider the impact that the death has on the family members. In these cases, family members are able to seek compensation for any loss of guidance, support, companionship, and more.
Our Portland car accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard are committed to helping each family we work with get the maximum amount of compensation for these and other damages they face. Our lawyers will fight diligently to help you get the money you need and deserve after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one.
Contact our Oregon personal injury law firm today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.
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