Portland, OR – Makenna Smith Loses Life in Bus Crash on 32nd Ave near Maryland StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 27, 2021) – A 19-year-old woman from Longview has lost her life following a head-on collision on Tuesday, October 27.
Just before 3 p.m., the Longview Police responded to the scene of a crash on 32nd Avenue.
Reports from authorities show that a RiverCities Transit Bus was traveling north on 32nd Avenue when it collided with a Honda Accord near the intersection of Maryland Street. The impact of the crash sent the Honda crashing into a Subaru.
The driver of the Honda, 19-year-old Makenna Smith, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Makenna Smith. 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. More than 500 people end up passing away from their injuries every year following crashes in Oregon. Accidents involving buses and other commercial vehicles are more likely to end in fatal injuries.
Regrettably, around 80% of vehicle collisions are a result of driver action. When drivers are distracted, impaired, or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they are likely to cause accidents with overwhelming consequences. 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.
When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the legal guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Working with a reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping bereaved families recover after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind as we put together the strongest legal claim possible to present their case and fight to get them 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 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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