Portland, OR – One Killed when Two Cars & Motorcycle Collide on I-84 near NE 33rd AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (August 19, 2021) – A vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and two cars took the life of one individual in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 17. The wreck was reported to officials at around 5:20 a.m.
When police arrived at the scene, located on Interstate 84 near Northeast 33rd Avenue, they found the motorcyclist lying in the road. Despite life-saving efforts made by paramedics, the motorcyclist was pronounced deceased on-site.
A preliminary investigation suggests that a wheel flew off of a pickup truck headed west on I-84. The wheel went over the median and hit the motorcycle that was headed east. The motorcycle then collided with another vehicle.
The drivers involved remained on-site in order to cooperate with authorities. The name of the deceased victim has not been released at this time.
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 were closed at I-5 near NE 33rd for several hours while crews worked at the scene. Authorities in Portland continue to investigate.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Car Wrecks in Portland
Overwhelming physical and mental consequences can often result from being involved in a car crash, especially when people sustain serious injuries. More than 100,000 collisions take place within our state each year. An alarming number of people sustain injuries each year due to the negligence of other drivers. Usually, people are hurt in crashes due to drivers who are drunk or under the influence of drugs, distracted or engaging in other reckless actions while operating their vehicles. The immediate and long-term consequences leave victims to deal with an array of negative consequences.
When innocent victims lose their lives in auto collisions, their families are often forced to endure serious pain and suffering in the aftermath of the crash, not to mention financial burdens and stress. Surviving family members are usually required to cover the costs of funeral arrangements and burial fees. Being faced with the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one is difficult enough, let alone learning that they lost their life as a result of another person’s negligence. When victims are killed in motor vehicle accidents, due to the negligent or reckless actions of other motorists, it is crucial that their families reach out to a skilled wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible to explore legal options available to them.
There are legal options available to those who sustain injuries in vehicle accidents caused by negligent, reckless, or careless drivers. For this reason, it is imperative that victims understand that they do not have to move forward alone. Seeking the assistance of a car accident attorney in Portland, Oregon as soon as possible can help to ensure you are in the best position to move forward following your accident. Victims may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical care, and various other financial burdens they face moving forward.
The Oregon personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience fighting on behalf of accident victims to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Our clients can depend on us to keep their best interests in mind as we fight on their behalf to ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for their injuries. We strive to provide excellence to each client as we provide individualized representation to them to ensure their specific legal needs are met. We will remain available to answer any questions you have about the legal process and provide you with insight throughout the duration of your claim to ensure you are always aware of what is taking place. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation today. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and help to determine the best options available for you to move forward and get the justice you deserve.
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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.