Portland, OR – Man Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash with Semi-Truck at NE Vancouver Way and NE Gertz RoadOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (March 21, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area. At around 8:50 p.m., on March 18, emergency crews were requested on-site at a crash on Northeast Vancouver Way.
Reports from the Portland Police Bureau show that a man in a motorized wheelchair was sitting at the corner of Northeast Vancouver Way and Northeast Gertz Road. While waiting, one of the man’s wheels slipped off the curb. The man fell into the road and was struck by a semi-truck passing through the area.
The driver of the truck fled the scene.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
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 Oregon
Statistics from 2018 and 2019 show that there was a 22% increase in the number of pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic collisions throughout the state of Oregon. Over 20 people end up losing their lives in crashes in Portland alone. Although we like to think that the enactment of safety measures throughout our state is helping, we continue to see families forced to deal with the consequences of tragic collisions.
Regrettably, around 80% of vehicle collisions are a result of driver action. When drivers are distracted, impaired, or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they are likely to cause accidents with overwhelming consequences. Not only are bereaved families forced to endure the emotional challenges of losing a loved one, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, tackle burial costs, and move forward without an income they have grown to depend on.
When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the legal guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Oregon as soon as possible. Working with a reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering.
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 after losing loved ones in accidents.
Our team provides strategic and trusted effective representation to ensure those affected are in the best position possible to move forward. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims. We put together solid cases on behalf of families to ensure they are in the best position possible.
Our team works diligently to investigate each crash, 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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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.