Portland, OR – Man in Tent Fatally Struck by Vehicle on I-205 near SE Powell Blvd Off RampOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 5, 2021) – One person has lost their life as a result of a pedestrian accident on the Southeast side of Portland on Sunday morning, December 5.
At around 3:20 a.m., authorities were notified that a crash took place on Interstate 205 that required assistance.
Reports from authorities show that a man was sleeping inside a tent on the side of Interstate 205 North near the off-ramp for Southeast Powell Boulevard. For unknown reasons, a Honda sedan went off the roadway and struck the tent.
The man inside the tent sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The female driver of the Honda was injured and transported to a local hospital for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the woman who was injured in this accident. We hope for her full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 500 people lose their lives in vehicle collisions throughout the state of Oregon. Many people who lose their lives in crashes are not traveling inside vehicles at all. Instead, they are affected by drivers who fail to maintain control over their vehicles.
These accidents often take place unexpectedly, leaving families to endure the overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering they bring. Quite often, families have a challenging time moving forward. Accepting the loss of a loved one is difficult under any circumstance. Knowing your loved one lost their life due to the negligence of another person just makes it even more difficult.
Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away from us due to these accidents, many families may have legal options available to help them secure compensation to help move forward. Working with a wrongful death attorney in Portland can help to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal collisions. Our team strives to help families protect their legal rights moving forward. 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.
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.
If your loved one has lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our team can be reached at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. Don’t wait. Call us today to see how we can help 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.