Portland, OR – Man Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Highway 99 near NW Circle BlvdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 28, 2022) – A vehicle crash took place on Tuesday evening in the Corvallis area that claimed the life of a 48-year-old man. At around 9:10 p.m., on September 27, the Corvallis Police Department responded to a collision that was reported on Highway 99.
Reports from CPD show that a 48-year-old man was walking in the area of Highway 99 and Northwest Circle Boulevard during the evening hours. For reasons that are unknown, the man was struck by a vehicle that was traveling on the highway.
The pedestrian was left fatally injured as a result of the crash. Authorities pronounced him deceased from his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle, who was uninjured, remained on-site.
Crash investigations are currently underway.
We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the man who died in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Pedestrian crashes claim the lives of thousands of people in the United States each year. Here in Oregon, we see countless innocent people die in these unimaginable accidents. There are several contributing factors in fatal pedestrian accidents that we see here in Oregon. Some of these include:
- Distracted driving: When drivers are distracted by something other than what they are supposed to be paying attention to, they are more likely to strike pedestrians in the area. This can include talking on the phone, texting, listening to music, or looking at a handheld device while operating their vehicles.
- Running red lights: Drivers who run red lights are putting pedestrians at risk for injury. When the light turns green, but the driver does not stop, the vehicle can run into the pedestrian who has already started crossing.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: Driving while intoxicated is one of the main causes of fatalities among pedestrians. Alcohol impairs drivers’ ability to drive safely and effectively, which puts pedestrians in danger. Drug intoxication also slows down a person’s reaction time, which can lead to an accident involving a pedestrian.
If your loved one has died due to a fatal pedestrian crash, our Portland wrongful death lawyers can help your family get justice.
At Kivel & Howard, our team will immediately go to the scene of the accident to investigate. We will take various steps to make sure that your family has the strongest claim possible to prove your case and prevail. We will help your family get the money they need and deserve.
Our lawyers are deeply committed to helping our family secure the maximum compensation possible for your lawsuit. We will have your family get the money necessary to cover funeral costs, lost earning capacity, and various other damages you face. Schedule a free consultation at our law firm by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 at your earliest convenience.
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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.