Portland, OR – One Killed in Crash at SE McLoughlin Blvd near SE Holgate BlvdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 4, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a pedestrian accident on Thursday morning. At around 10 a.m., on September 2, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a collision on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard.
Reports from the Portland Police Department indicate that a pedestrian was traveling in the area of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and Southeast Holgate Boulevard. While walking, the pedestrian was struck by an unidentified vehicle.
The pedestrian sustained severe injuries in the accident. Emergency medical services responded to the scene to render aid to the victim. However, they passed away at the scene.
The driver initially fled the scene of the accident. However, on February 3, they were able to identify them successfully. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway.
We would like to extend 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 Pedestrian Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Each year, more than 500 people lose their lives in vehicle collisions throughout the state of Oregon. When drivers fail to control their vehicles, engage in distracting behaviors, drive impaired, or operate their vehicles irresponsibly, it can have a detrimental impact on their lives as well as the lives of others sharing the road.
These accidents often take place unexpectedly, leaving families to endure the overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering they bring. Additionally, families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with unanticipated financial repercussions. The impacts of fatal collisions are far-reaching and can have lasting consequences for surviving relatives.
Regrettably, around 80% of vehicle crashes are a result of driver action. When drivers are impaired, distracted, or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they are likely to cause accidents with overwhelming consequences. Many families may have legal options available to help them secure compensation to help move forward. Working with a wrongful death attorney in Portland can help to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Oregon car 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. We provide effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims.
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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