Portland, OR – Morgan Martin Killed in Head-On Wreck on Highway 26 near MM 53Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (November 6, 2022) – A pedestrian accident took place in the Portland area on Friday afternoon that claimed the life of a 34-year-old woman. On November 4, officers with the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 26.
Preliminary reports provided by the police show that a Honda was traveling eastbound on Highway 26 at around 340 p.m. For reasons unknown, the vehicle collided head-on with a Subaru.
The driver of the Honda, 34-year-old Morgan Martin, suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased on-site as a result of the injuries she suffered.
The driver of the Subaru was transported to a local hospital for medical care.
The Oregon State Police is investigating the crash at this time. However, police believe that inclement weather conditions contributed to the crash.
We hope the driver hurt in this crash recovers quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of Morgan Martin at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Auto accidents take the lives of hundreds of people in the state of Oregon each year. Regrettably, many of these accidents are a result of negligence. We see countless people die as a result of drivers who are traveling too fast for road conditions, run red lights, or engaging in other reckless actions while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, inclement weather conditions often contribute to accidents taking place.
In the U.S., bad weather is a major factor in about 22% of car accidents each year, nearly 1,235,000, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One of the most common types of inclement weather that causes accidents is heavy rainfall.
Heavy rains can cause flooding and hydroplaning, making it difficult or impossible to see the road ahead and to control your vehicle. Snow and ice can also make roads slippery, reducing traction and increasing stopping distances. Strong winds can blow debris into the road or knock over trees or power lines.
All of these conditions can make driving very dangerous, even for experienced drivers. If you must drive in bad weather, take extra care to slow down and allow yourself more time to reach your destination safely.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a traffic accident, a wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help you get justice.
Our team at Kivel & Howard has extensive experience helping families pursue legal action following the loss of loved ones. Our team can help your family build a strong case and fight to get you fair compensation for the damages that you face. We will help your family hold the negligent driver accountable. Schedule a free consultation by reaching out to our Portland personal injury lawyers today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.
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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.