Portland, OR – One Killed in Crash on NE Fremont St near NE 44th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 22, 2021) – One person has died and a second person was left with severe injuries following an accident in the Portland area. At around 6 p.m., on December 21, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Northeast Fremont Street.
Reports from authorities show that a vehicle was passing through the area of Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast 44th Avenue. For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck two pedestrians in the area. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement.
When police arrived, they discovered two victims with severe injuries near the roadway. One person was pronounced deceased at the scene from their injuries. The second victim was rushed to a local hospital where they were admitted in critical condition.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was 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 Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 500 people lose their lives in vehicle collisions throughout the state of Oregon. In many instances, people are not traveling inside vehicles at all. Instead, innocent pedestrians end up losing their lives in crashes due to the negligence of drivers. Unfortunately, more than 20 pedestrians are killed every year in the Portland area. This number only increases year after year.
These accidents often take place unexpectedly, leaving families to endure the overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering they bring. Quite often, families have a challenging time moving forward. Not only are bereaved families forced to endure the emotional challenges of losing a loved one, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, tackle burial costs, and move forward without an income they have grown to depend on. When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the legal guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Working with a reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping bereaved families after enduring the sudden loss of a loved one. Our team provides strategic and trusted effective representation to ensure those affected are in the best position possible to move forward. Our team works diligently to investigate each crash. We put together solid cases on behalf of families to ensure they are in the best position possible. 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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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.