Portland, OR – One Killed, One Injured in Three-Vehicle Truck Wreck on NE Columbia Blvd near NE 33rd DrOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 9, 2022) – One person has died, while a second person was left injured, as a result of a truck accident in the Sunderland neighborhood on Wednesday evening. Just before 5 p.m., on December 7, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a crash on Northeast Columbia Boulevard.
According to reports provided by the police, three vehicles, including one semi-truck, collided on Northeast Columbia Boulevard in the area near Northeast 33rd Drive.
One person suffered fatal injuries due to the accident. The person was immediately pronounced dead at the scene.
A second victim suffered serious injuries. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical care.
The Portland police Bureau is actively investigating the crash.
We hope the victim injured in this country covers quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Oregon
A truck accident can have a devastating impact on the lives of those involved. Unfortunately, thousands of people across the United States are fatally injured in these accidents each year. Many of these accidents take place right here in Oregon.
There are many factors that contribute to fatal truck accidents in Oregon. One of the most significant is the high number of trucks on the road. With so many trucks sharing the road with passenger vehicles, the risk of an accident is increased.
Another factor that contributes to fatal truck accidents is driver fatigue. Truck drivers often have to drive long hours, and this can lead to them being tired behind the wheel. When a driver is fatigued, they are more likely to make mistakes that can lead to an accident.
Regrettably, acts of negligence continue to be a leading factor in these accidents every single year. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal truck accident, a Portland wrongful death lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for the damages that your family faces.
Funeral expenses and burial fees are the most common type of damages sought in a wrongful death claim. The costs of these services can be significant, and they can place a financial burden on the surviving family members.
In addition to funeral expenses, survivors may also seek compensation for lost earning capacity. This type of damage is intended to compensate the surviving family members for the loss of income that they would have received if the decedent had not died. Finally, survivors may also seek compensation for loss of companionship. This type of damage is intended to compensate the surviving family members for the emotional pain and suffering that they have experienced as a result of the death of their loved one.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal truck accident, you need experienced and dedicated representation on your side. Kivel & Howard are personal injury lawyers with decades of experience handling complex truck crash cases. We offer free consultations, so you can get the answers and guidance you need without any obligation. To schedule a consultation, call (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 today.
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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.