Portland, OR – Man Loses Life in Bicycle Crash on NE 100th Ave near NE Glisan StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (June 10, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Tuesday afternoon claimed one man’s life. At around 1:30 p.m., on June 7, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that took place in the Hazelwood neighborhood.
Reports provided by authority show that 41-year-old Kenlly Leyvachi was driving a truck with a flatbed trailer in the area of Northeast 100th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. For unknown reasons, he struck a man that was writing an electric bicycle at the intersection.
The bicyclist sustained severe injuries and ended up passing away as a result.
Leyvachi fled the scene of the accident without stopping. He was apprehended by the police and charged with reckless driving and hit-and-run as well as first-degree manslaughter.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Oregon
Each year, hundreds of people end up passing away as a result of motor vehicle accidents in the state of Oregon. Here in the Portland area, we see a significant number of people who lose their lives due to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the most common causes of crashes that we see include:
- failing to yield the right-of-way
- drivers who are speeding
- drivers who run red lights and pass stop signs
- drivers who engage in other reckless actions
When innocent people lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents, they often leave behind families and friends who are devastated. Unfortunately, families are often forced to spend thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements, medical expenses, and more. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help to ensure your family has the best chances of getting justice.
Our Portland bicycle accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Our lawyers can help you by taking all the legal work off your hands so you can focus on moving forward. Our lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into your loved one’s accident and build the strongest claim possible to ensure you are able to get justice. Our team will handle negotiations with the insurance company to make sure you are not taken advantage of.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you reach out to our Oregon personal injury law firm right away. Our lawyers are available by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 at your earliest convenience. We can schedule a free case evaluation to get started.
Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident. Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff. If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post from our site upon request.
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.