Portland, OR – One Killed in Car Crash on SE 80th Ave & Powell BlvdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 16, 2023) – A traffic accident occurred in the Portland area early Sunday morning that claimed one person’s life. At around 9:30 a.m., on January 15, the Portland Police Bureau was dispatched to a crash on the southeast side of the city.
According to reports, a traffic collision occurred on Southeast 80th Avenue in the area of Powell Boulevard during the morning hours. Authorities responded to the scene and blocked off the roadway.
The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene of the accident and spoke with law enforcement.
One person in the first vehicle incurred fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene immediately after authorities arrived.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our warmest condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this fatal crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
A fatal car crash can have an overwhelming impact on your family. Unfortunately, hundreds of people die every year as a result of car crashes that occur in the state of Oregon. There are many instances where innocent people die as a result of drivers who are negligent. Some of the leading causes of these fatal accidents include:
- Failing to Yield the Right of Way: Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to other motorists place their lives directly at risk. Unfortunately, we see many of these accidents take place, especially at busy intersections in the Portland area.
- Running Red Lights at Intersections: By running a red light, a driver is putting themselves and others in danger of being involved in a collision. Many accidents that involve drivers who run red lights at intersections are T-bone collisions or head-on crashes.
- Distracted Drivers: Distracted driving is especially dangerous because it increases the chances of a driver missing something important, like a stop sign or pedestrian crossing the street. This can lead to a serious or fatal accident.
If your loved one has died due to a fatal car crash, and another driver’s negligence contributed to it taking place, your family may have legal options to help you move forward. A wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help you secure the compensation that your family needs moving forward.
At Kivel & Howard, we understand how difficult the process of filing an accident claim can be for bereaved families who have lost loved ones due to fatal car crashes. Our team of dedicated Portland wrongful death attorneys is here to help provide you with comprehensive representation and ensure that your rights are protected throughout this challenging time.
We know how important it is for bereaved families to receive fair compensation and justice following an accident, and for this reason, we are committed to providing fearless and knowledgeable representation to everyone we work with. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal car crash, contact our Portland personal injury lawyers at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation to get started on your case.
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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.