Portland, OR – One Killed in Car Crash on Highway 22 near MM 35Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 5, 2022) – A driver has died following a traffic accident that occurred on Monday evening in Marion County. At around 7:30 p.m., on October 3, the Oregon State Police responded to a traffic accident that occurred on Highway 22.
According to reports, a vehicle was traveling west on Highway 22 when it became involved in a collision near mile marker 35. The semi-truck then went off the roadway and went down an embankment. The truck then caught on fire and became fully engulfed in flames.
The driver of the truck suffered fatal injuries in the crash. They were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Oregon State police are investigating the crash at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of the driver who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Oregon
Crashes in the state of Oregon take the lives of hundreds of people annually. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are caused by drivers who engage in acts of negligence. There are many causes of fatal truck accidents in Oregon, but some of the most common include drowsy driving, speeding, and distractions.
Drowsy driving is a leading cause of truck accidents because it can lead to impaired judgment and reaction time. It’s important that truck drivers are well-rested before getting behind the wheel. When drivers are drowsy, they may be unable to control their vehicles in a responsible manner.
Speeding is another major cause of truck accidents. When a truck is moving faster than the posted speed limit, it becomes more difficult to stop or maneuver in an emergency situation. This can often lead to tragic results.
Distractions are also a major problem when it comes to truck accidents. Since trucks are so large and require more attention to operate safely, anything that takes a driver’s focus away from the road can be extremely dangerous. This includes things like using a cell phone, eating, or changing the radio station.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal truck accident, you may have legal options available to help your family move forward. A wrongful death lawyer in Portland will be able to help you pursue legal action against the person responsible.
Our team at Kivel & Howard has extensive experience helping families pursue legal action after losing loved ones in data collisions. Following the loss of your loved one, our team will fight to ensure your family is able to maximize the compensation you recover. We will fight to get you fully compensated for funeral costs, lost earnings, and more. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation to see how our team at Kivel & Howard can help you. Our lawyers are available by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 at your earliest convenience.
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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.