Portland, OR – Linda Wisher Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Madrona Ave SE near Woodbridge Court SEOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 22, 2022) – A 74-year-old woman has died following a pedestrian crash that occurred on Tuesday evening in the Portland area. On Monday, December 20, the Portland police Bureau was notified that they were needed at the scene of a crash on Madrona Avenue Southeast.
According to law enforcement, Linda wisher was attempting to cross a driveway just off Madrona Avenue Southeast when she was struck by a vehicle. Wisher became trapped under the vehicle and was dragged several hundred feet down the roadway.
The woman was eventually located in the area of Woodbridge Court Southeast by authorities. Wisher was rushed to Salem Health for emergency care. She was pronounced deceased from her injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our condolences are with the family of Linda Wisher at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Pedestrian crashes take the lives of thousands of people across the United States each year. Unfortunately, we see these accidents take place in the state of Oregon quite frequently. In many instances, innocent people lose their lives as a result of drivers who engage in reckless and careless actions while behind the wheel. In fact, distracted driving, failure to yield, and speeding are all leading causes of fatal pedestrian crashes that we see here in the state of Oregon every year.
When it comes to distracted driving, this can include any action that diverts a driver’s attention away from the task of driving. Some of the most common causes of fatal pedestrian crashes include people using cell phones, eating, drinking, or even talking to passengers.
Failure to yield is another leading factor that continues to take the lives of innocent pedestrians in Oregon and across the nation. This occurs when a driver does not yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian who has the legal right to proceed.
Unfortunately, speeding is also a contributing factor in many accidents that we see here in Oregon that take the lives of innocent pedestrians. Speeding is simply driving too fast for road conditions. Speeding can make it difficult for drivers to stop in time if someone suddenly appears on the roadway.
All of these behaviors put pedestrians at risk and can lead to tragic consequences. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, a Portland wrongful death lawyer can help your family get justice.
No matter how difficult this time may be, it is important for you to act quickly in order to protect yourself and your loved one’s legal rights. Kivel & Howard have decades of experience fighting for families like yours, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a consultation. We are here for you every step of the way during this difficult time. Our team will fight to ensure your family is able to get justice in that the person who claimed the life of your loved one is held accountable.
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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.