Portland, OR – Man Loses Life in Car Crash on NE Milton St near NE 145th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (May 24, 2021) – One man has lost his life in a motor vehicle accident in the Argay Terrace neighborhood early Sunday morning. At around 6:30 a.m., on May 23, emergency crews were notified that an accident took place on Northeast Milton Street.
Reports from the Portland Police Bureau indicate that a collision involving a male pedestrian occurred on Northeast Milton Street at the intersection of Northeast 145th Avenue.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene and located one male victim suffering from severe injuries. Despite emergency crews’ best efforts, the victim passed away from his injuries at the scene. No other injuries were reported in this accident.
At this time, the police in Portland are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Every year, more than 20 people lose their lives in pedestrian accidents across Portland. The number of fatal pedestrian accidents saw a dramatic increase between 2018 and 2019, jumping nearly 22%. Although we continue to see more people out walking, the risks associated with doing so are drastically increased when there are negligent and reckless drivers sharing the road.
When pedestrians lose their lives in accidents, their families are often left to pay tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and burial arrangements. To make the situation even more difficult to endure, families often lose sources of income that they have grown to depend on. Not only are surviving relatives left to deal with the immediate and overwhelming challenges from pedestrian crashes, but the long-term mental and emotional consequences can be unbearable. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly due to the negligence of other motorists, families may have legal options available to help them move forward after suffering the loss of a loved one. By contacting a wrongful death attorney in Portland, families may be able to obtain compensation to help cover the financial burdens they face.
The Oregon pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping bereaved families recover after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team provides competent and trusted legal representation to ensure those harmed are in the best position possible to move forward. Our team works diligently to investigate each accident, put together solid cases on behalf of our clients, and fight to ensure justice is served. If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon by calling (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss legal options available for you.
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