Portland, OR – Michael Elliot Loses Life in Truck Crash on I-5 near MM 220Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 7, 2021) – One man has lost his life following an auto accident on Wednesday morning, January 5. At around 1:50 a.m., the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 5.
Reports from authorities show that 79-year-old Michael Elliot was traveling south on Interstate 5 when his Chrysler PT Cruiser collided with a Volvo semi-truck near mile marker 220.
Elliot was rushed to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The truck driver, 26-year-old Walker Farnham, was not injured.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Elliot. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 500 people lose their lives in vehicle accidents across the state of Oregon. In many instances, vehicle collisions are completely preventable. In Oregon, as well as other states across our country, the leading cause of traffic collisions is negligence and recklessness. When drivers fail to control their vehicles, engage in distracting behaviors, drive impaired, or operate their vehicles irresponsibly, it can have a detrimental impact on their lives as well as the lives of others sharing the road.
These accidents often leave bereaved families struggling to move forward. As they attempt to deal with the mental and emotional consequences of an unexpected loss, they are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with unanticipated financial repercussions.
When victims are killed unexpectedly as a result of the actions of others, it is crucial that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, families may have an array of legal options available to help them move, forward and get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Oregon car 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 moving forward. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind as we put together the strongest legal claim possible to present their case and fight to get them the justice they deserve.
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 team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims.
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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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.