Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle at SW 257th Dr & SW 28th StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 3, 2021) – An auto accident in the Troutdale area has claimed one person’s life early Thursday evening, December 30. At around 5:30 p.m., authorities were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Southwest 257th Drive.
Reports from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office show that a pedestrian was traveling through the area of Southwest 257th Drive and Southwest 28th Street. For unknown reasons, a vehicle passed through the area and struck the pedestrian.
The victim suffered severe injuries in the accident. Despite the best efforts of emergency medical services, the victim succumbed to their injuries while at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
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
Pedestrian accidents take the lives of countless people in the state of Oregon each year. In the Portland area alone, crashes involving pedestrians are responsible for more than 20 deaths annually. Although we like to think that the enactment of safety measures throughout our state is helping, we continue to see families forced to deal with the consequences of tragic collisions.
Regrettably, around 80% of vehicle collisions are a result of driver action. When drivers are distracted, impaired, or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they are likely to cause accidents with overwhelming consequences. 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.
Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away unexpectedly due to traffic-related incidents, families may have legal options available to help them move forward after suffering the loss of a loved one due to another person’s actions. By contacting a wrongful death attorney in Portland, families may be able to collect compensation to help cover the financial burdens they face.
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.
We keep the best interests of our clients in mind as we put together the strongest legal claim possible to present their case and fight to get them the justice they deserve. 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.