Portland, OR – One Killed in Car Crash on SE Powell Blvd near SE 143rd Ave
Portland, OR (July 7, 2021) – Authorities in the Portland area were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that claimed one person’s life while leaving two others injured. Just before 9:30 p.m., on July 5, the Portland Police Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Southeast Powell Boulevard.
Reports provided by local authorities showed that a car was traveling east on Southwest Powell Boulevard when it collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle near the intersection of Southeast 143rd Avenue. Both vehicles sustained moderate front-end damage.
The drivers of both vehicles, as well as the passenger in one vehicle, were injured in the accident. The three victims were transported to area hospitals for further care. Authorities confirmed that the passenger succumbed to their injuries after arriving. At this time, the Portland police are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Each year, traffic-related incidents claimed the lives of 11.6 people per 100,000 population in the state of Oregon. These accidents continue to happen at an alarming rate due to the negligent and reckless actions of others. In many instances, fatal car accidents are caused by drivers who are engaging and reckless driver behaviors, speeding, distracted, or impaired by drugs or alcohol.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of others, their families may have legal options available to help them hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. By seeking the assistance of a wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible, families are in the best position possible to protect their legal rights and get the justice they deserve. An aggressive legal team can review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to determine the most appropriate steps moving forward.
Our knowledgeable legal team at Kivel & Howard strives to protect the legal rights and best interests of our clients in Portland and across the state of Oregon after losing loved ones in accidents. Our knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Portland will investigate your loved one’s accident, gather evidence to show what took place during the collision, identify at-fault parties, and hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Our attorneys stop at nothing to ensure the best interests are our clients are protected as they focus on moving forward after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. If your loved one has lost their life in an auto accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, contact our Portland personal injury attorneys at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to see how we can help you get the justice you deserve.
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