Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle near I-205 and Glisan StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 15, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Portland area on Thursday morning claimed one person’s life. At around 5:55 a.m., on January 13, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Interstate 205.
Reports from authorities show that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the on-ramp to Glisan Street from Interstate 205.
The pedestrian became pinned under the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. However, the victim suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased 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
Each year, motor vehicle accidents have a life-altering impact on people across our state. Regrettably, no one is out of harm’s way when it comes to the possibility of being injured. In fact, people who travel outside of vehicles are even at risk. Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic due to the fact that these people are not protected from outside forces.
Although we like to believe we are taking measures toward protecting pedestrians, we continue to see them harmed and killed at an alarming rate. Statistics in the state of Oregon show that a 22% increase in the number of pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic collisions occurred between 2018 and 2019. Nearly 20 people end up losing their lives in these accidents each year in the Portland area.
When victims are fatally injured in accidents, their families are often left to pay tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses. To make the situation even more challenging to accept, families often lose sources of income that they depend on. Not only are families left to deal with the immediate impacts of pedestrian wrecks, but the long-term mental and emotional consequences can be unbearable.
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 Oregon pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping bereaved families after enduring the sudden loss of a loved one.
When victims are fatally injured due to the reckless, negligent, and careless actions of others, we fight on behalf of bereaved relatives to ensure they get the justice they deserve. 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 you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon by calling (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss legal options available for you.
Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident. Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff. If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post from our site upon request.
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.