Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Morrison Bridge near I-5 RampOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (May 11, 2022) – A pedestrian accident that was reported on Sunday evening in the Portland area has claimed one person’s life. Just before 5 p.m., on May 8, the Portland Police Bureau was dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on the Morrison Bridge.
According to reports, a pedestrian was traveling near the southbound Interstate 5 ramp on the Morrison Bridge. For unknown reasons, the pedestrian was struck by a passing vehicle. The pedestrian, who is only identified as an adult male, suffered severe injuries as a result of the accident.
Emergency crews attempted to render aid to the man. However, he ended up passing away at the scene.
At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway with the Portland Police Bureau.
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 Portland
Every year, pedestrian crashes in the state of Oregon take the lives of countless people. In many instances, pedestrians end up losing their lives due to negligent drivers. Although there are several laws in place to protect pedestrians traveling in and around the Portland area, we continue to see them injured at an alarming rate.
Far too often, pedestrians are fatally injured in accidents due to the negligence of drivers. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian crashes that we see include speeding, failing to yield the right-of-way, and driving while distracted.
When pedestrians lose their lives in accidents, their families should seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Portland as soon as possible. Families may have legal rights available to help them recover.
Our Portland pedestrian accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones. For more than 4 decades, our law firm has fought aggressively to help people in the Portland area protect their legal rights after being impacted by negligence.
Our lawyers are committed to helping bereaved families secure financial compensation after enduring the loss of a loved one. Our lawyers can help you by providing various services to ensure you have the strongest case possible to hold the negligent driver accountable for taking the life of your loved one.
Not only will our lawyers fight to protect your legal right, but we will advocate on your behalf to ensure your best interests are protected as well. If your loved one has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is crucial that you reach out to our Oregon personal injury law firm right away to protect your legal rights.
Our lawyers are available at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800. We can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to discuss your loved one’s accident, identify all liable parties, and take legal action to hold them to account. Contact our law firm today to get started.
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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.