Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle at NW St Helens Rd & 63rd AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 5, 2021) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Portland area on Saturday morning claimed one person’s life. At around 5 a.m., on September 4, emergency crews were requested on-site at a crash on Northwest St Helens Road.
Reports from the Portland Police Department show that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while traveling in the area of Northwest St Helens Road and 63rd Avenue. The pedestrian sustained severe injuries in the accident.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and immediately secured the area. Although medical personnel responded to treat the injured victim, they passed away at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and spoke with law enforcement. 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
Every year, motor vehicle accidents throughout our state leave tens of thousands of people with life-altering injuries. Although we want to believe that everyone is able to overcome their injuries, this is not always the case. Regrettably, there are many instances where people succumbed to their injuries. In fact, around 500 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Oregon.
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 Oregon as soon as possible. Working with a reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering. Relatives who pursue legal actions against those at fault may be entitled to compensation to help cover the impacts of:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Lost earnings
- Lost benefits (insurance, retirement benefits, savings, etc.)
- Vehicle repairs and replacement
- The loss of consortium
- The loss of companionship
- Medical expenses
- And more
A skilled legal team will fight to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Do not wait to take action against at-fault parties.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Oregon car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping bereaved families recover after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims. 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.