Portland, OR – Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle on SE Powell St near SE 138th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (November 24, 2022) – A man has lost his life following a pedestrian accident that took place on Monday evening. At around 7 p.m. on November 21, the Portland police Bureau was notified that a crash occurred on Southeast Powell Street.
According to reports, a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Southeast Powell Street near the area of Southeast 138th Avenue. Authorities arrived at the scene to render aid to the victim. However, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and spoke with law enforcement. The man was taken into police custody for driving under the influence of intoxicants, and he was also charged with criminally negligent homicide.
The incident remains under investigation.
Our condolences are with the family of the man who died in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Fatal pedestrian accidents take the lives of innocent people every year in Oregon. The unfortunate truth is that pedestrians are much more vulnerable than motorists when it comes to being involved in an accident. They don’t have the protection of a steel frame or airbags, and they’re less likely to be wearing helmets or other safety gear.
Regrettably, when pedestrians are traveling near drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are further at risk of being severely harmed or killed. Impaired drivers have slower reaction times, poorer coordination, and less ability to pay attention to their surroundings. This increases the likelihood of an accident occurring.
In addition, many pedestrian fatalities occur at night or in other low-visibility conditions when it’s harder for drivers to see them. Impaired drivers are even less likely to see pedestrians in these situations, increasing the chances of a deadly collision.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal pedestrian accident, you may have legal options that can help your family move forward. A wrongful death lawyer in Portland will be able to help file a legal claim against the responsible party. Taking legal action will help your family recover financial compensation for funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping families seek financial compensation to cover the losses they face. Our team will fight to ensure your family is able to get justice. We will build a strong case and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation to get started at your earliest convenience. Contact our personal injury team today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to see how we can help your family get justice.
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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.