Portland, OR – Nancy Satalich Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck on State St near Hawthorne AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 8, 2022) – A woman has died as a result of a car crash that took place on Tuesday evening in the Portland area. At around 4:10 p.m., on December 6, the Portland police responded to a traffic accident on State Street.
According to reports, a Ford Fiesta was turning onto Hawthorne Avenue from State Street when it was struck by a Chevrolet Camaro at the intersection. After the impact, both of the vehicles came to rest near the northwest corner of the intersection.
The driver of the Camaro, a 20-year-old from Salem, remained at the scene and spoke with law enforcement.
The driver of the Ford, 67-year-old Nancy Satalich of Salem, Oregon, suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation by the police at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of Nancy Satalich.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Hundreds of people die every year in car crashes in the state of Oregon. There are many cases where innocent people suffer fatal injuries as a result of driver negligence. Although no two accidents are alike, there are similarities between the reasons why these accidents continue to take place day after day.
There are a variety of causes that can contribute to car crashes at intersections. One cause is failing to yield the right-of-way. This can happen when a driver incorrectly assumes they have the right-of-way or when they fail to see oncoming traffic. Another cause is running a red light. This is often due to drivers being in a hurry and not paying attention to the traffic signals. Another leading cause of intersection crashes is turning without checking for oncoming traffic. This can be especially dangerous if a driver misjudges the speed of an oncoming car.
Car crashes at intersections can also be caused by distracted driving. This includes anything that takes a driver’s attention away from the road, such as texting, talking on the phone, or eating. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents, and it’s especially risky at intersections where there are so many potential dangers.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal car crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, a Portland wrongful death lawyer can help your family get justice. After losing a loved one, a wrongful death lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for some of the damages and the losses that you face. A wrongful death claim can help you recover compensation for funeral costs, burial expenses, and more.
Kivel & Howard has a long history of successfully litigating personal injury cases, and we’re proud to offer free consultations to all our clients. If you’ve been injured in an accident, call us today at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation. We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.
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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.