Portland, OR – Michael Abeyta Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 18Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 15, 2021) – The Oregon State Police have identified the victim of the motorcycle accident in Portland on Sunday as 22-year-old Michael Abeyta from Hillsboro.
At around 11 p.m., on September 12, the Oregon State Police responded to the site of a crash on Highway 18. Preliminary investigations found that Abeyta was riding a Yamaha motorcycle east on Highway 18. At the same time, a car pulled out of a private driveway in front of the cyclist.
The motorcycle then struck the driver’s side of the car. Abeyta sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and declared the victim deceased.
The driver of the car sustained minor injuries in the accident. The passenger in the car was not injured. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway with the state police.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Abeyta. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Each year, more than 5,000 people lose their lives in crashes involving motorcycles throughout the United States. In many cases, riders sustain injuries in accidents due to the negligence of others. Some of the leading causes of fatal motorcycle collisions in our state include:
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who engage in reckless driving behaviors
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Driving while distracted
When victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, they often leave behind families and friends. Many families struggle to move forward and cope with the mental and emotional consequences. Far too often, surviving families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements and various other end-of-life expenses.
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 Portland 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 motorcycle accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in accidents. When victims are fatally injured due to the reckless, negligent, and careless actions of others, we fight on behalf of bereaved relatives to ensure they get the justice they deserve.
Our Portland personal injury law firm 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 at your earliest convenience 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.