Portland, OR – Motorcycle Crash on SE 6th Ave near SE Morrison St Takes One Life

Portland, OR – Motorcycle Crash on SE 6th Ave near SE Morrison St Takes One Life

Portland, OR – Motorcycle Crash on SE 6th Ave near SE Morrison St Takes One Life

Portland, OR (October 8, 2022) – A motorcycle accident reported in the Portland area on Wednesday evening claimed one person’s life. On October 5, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a crash that took place on Southeast 6th Avenue.

Just after seven p.m., a motorcyclist was traveling through the intersection of Southeast 6th Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street. At the same time, a minivan traveled through the intersection. For unknown reasons, the two vehicles collided.

The motorcyclist suffered severe injuries in the crash. The victim was rushed to an area hospital but passed away during transportation.

The driver of the minivan and a passenger were both treated for injuries.

The police in Portland are investigating the crash at this time.

We hope the two injured victims recover quickly following this accident.

We would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the victim who died as a result of this motorcycle crash.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon

Portland, OR – Motorcycle Crash on SE 6th Ave near SE Morrison St Takes One LifeMotorcycle accidents take the lives of thousands of people in the United States every year. Here in Oregon, we see countless people die as a result of these collisions. In many cases, driver negligence contributes to motorcycle accidents occurring.

Speeding is one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is a factor in 34% of all motorcycle fatalities across the country.

Distractions are also a major cause of motorcycle accidents. Distracted driving includes anything that takes your attention away from the road, such as talking on the phone, texting, or even eating. The NHTSA reports that distracted driving is a factor in 10% of motorcycle fatalities.

Failing to yield is another major cause of motorcycle accidents. When drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to motorcycles, it can often result in a collision. According to the NHTSA, failing to yield is a factor in 42% of motorcycle fatalities reported in the US.

When drivers operate their vehicles in negligent and reckless manners, they continue to cause harm to innocent people sharing the road. If you have lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s reckless or careless actions, our Portland wrongful death lawyers can help your family seek financial compensation to cover your damages.

Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard are committed to helping families recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for their damages. These damages can include lost earnings, funeral costs, and burial expenses. In some cases, the family may also be able to recover pain and suffering damages. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you should speak with our experienced Portland personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights and options. Contact our law firm today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.

Note:  We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard.  Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident.  Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff.  If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove this post from our site upon request.

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.

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