Portland, OR – Man Injured in Auto Accident on I-5 near Marquam BridgeOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 21, 2022) – A man was left with significant injuries following a pedestrian accident that took place in the Portland area on Monday morning, December 19. The cross was reported at around 5:15 a.m.
According to law enforcement, a man was driving a car over the Marquam Bridge on Interstate 5 when his vehicle started experiencing mechanical issues on the northbound side of the roadway. As a result, the man pulled over his vehicle and exited it. After exiting his vehicle, he was struck by a second vehicle passing through the area.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries due to the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital for emergency care.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are currently being investigated.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We hope the man injured as a result of this crash recovers quickly
Pedestrian Crashes in Portland
Pedestrian crashes are one of the leading causes of serious injuries in the state of Oregon. Year after year, we see countless people left with significant injuries due to drivers who engage in acts of negligence while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many of the pedestrian accidents reported in our state can be attributed to some form of negligence.
Traveling in dark road conditions can increase the chances of crashes taking place. In fact, over 72% of pedestrian fatalities reported across the United States take place during dark lighting conditions.
When drivers engage in reckless actions while traveling during the night, the chances of severe pedestrian accidents are dramatically increased. Drivers who are speeding are another common cause of pedestrian crashes here in Oregon. When speeding drivers are traveling at nighttime, the chances are even higher of a serious pedestrian crash.
Unfortunately, we see many pedestrian crashes take place that severely alter the lives of those involved. Pedestrians simply do not have anything to protect them during crashes. As a result, they are likely to suffer severe injuries when they are struck by other vehicles.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a pedestrian accident, you may be able to seek financial compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and a variety of other damages you face. A Portland pedestrian accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for some of the damages that you face following your crash.
If you have been hurt as a result of the pedestrian crash while in the Portland area, our team at Kivel & Howard can help you move forward and get justice. Our skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers in Portland have decades of experience helping victims get the compensation they are entitled to after an accident. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and how we can assist you with taking legal action following a crash. Our personal injury lawyers are available by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started on your case.
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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.