Portland, OR – Motorcyclist Leslie M. Eckman Loses Life in Car Crash on I-5

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Portland, OR – Motorcyclist Leslie M. Eckman Loses Life in Car Crash on I-5

Portland, OR (June 1, 2021) – One woman has lost her life as a result of a motorcycle accident in Ridgefield late Saturday evening. At around 11 p.m., on May 29, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on Interstate 5.

Reports from authorities show that 29-year-old Leslie M. Eckman was traveling north on Interstate 5 with a second motorcycle, occupied by 41-year-old Chris Sombunvong. For unknown reasons, both motorcyclists were involved in a collision with a sedan on the roadway.

The impact of the crash caused Sombunvong’s motorcyclist to roll over. The second motorcycle, occupied by Eckman, came to rest in the left lane of the roadway.

Eckman sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was declared deceased at the scene. Sombunvong sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for care. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Chris Sombunvong. We hope for their fast and full recovery.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Leslie M. Eckman. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR – Motorcyclist Leslie M. Eckman Loses Life in Car Crash on I-5Each year, more than 500 people lose their lives in vehicle collisions throughout the state of Oregon. These accidents often take place unexpectedly, leaving families to endure the overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering they bring. Quite often, families have a challenging time moving forward. Accepting the loss of a loved one is difficult under any circumstance. Knowing your loved one lost their life due to the negligence of another person just makes it even more difficult.

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.

The Oregon motorcycle 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. If your loved one has lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our team can be reached at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. Don’t wait. Call us today to see how we can help you.

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