Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on SE Holgate Blvd near 100th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 17, 2022) – A pedestrian reportedly lost their life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday morning in the Portland area. Just before 730 a.m., on July 16, the Portland Police Bureau was dispatched to the scene of a crash that occurred on Southeast Holgate Boulevard.
Reports from authorities show that a pedestrian was walking with two dogs in the area of Southeast Holgate Boulevard and 100 Avenue during the morning hours.
At the same time, a speeding vehicle rear-ended a second vehicle near the crosswalk where the pedestrian and the dogs were walking. As a result, the pedestrian and the dogs were all struck by one of the vehicles.
One driver fled the scene of the accident.
The pedestrian and both dogs were fatally injured as a result of the accident.
At this time, the Portland Police Bureau is investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the family of the victim who lost their life in this pedestrian accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Recent reports found that the number of fatal pedestrian accidents in the Portland area reached a record high for the first time in 2021. With a total of 27 fatal pedestrian accidents reported during this year, studies found that this was the highest number of fatal pedestrian accidents reported over the past five decades in the area.
Given the increased cost of living that we see in Oregon and across the United States, it is no surprise that there are more pedestrians out traveling along our roadways. Unfortunately, even though there are several laws in place to protect them, we continue to see innocent people die as a result of negligent drivers.
Pedestrians are often fatally injured in accidents as a result of speeding drivers, impaired drivers, and drivers who fail to yield them the right of way in crossing areas. When pedestrians die in auto accidents, their families are often forced to endure overwhelming consequences. In some cases, surviving family members can reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Portland to pursue legal action against the negligent driver.
Our compassionate Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have several decades of combined experience helping families pursue legal action after losing loved ones due to negligent drivers. Our team firmly believes that families should never be forced to cover towering financial burdens that they face as a result of another person’s negligence. This drives our commitment to help each of our clients get the money they need and deserve following a fatal accident.
Our dedicated wrongful death lawyers at Kivel & Howard truly understand the challenges that families face after losing loved ones due to the reckless, negligent, or careless actions of another driver. Our team will help your family secure the money you need to help cover the costs you face moving forward. You can reach out to our team by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 today to get started on your case.
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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.