Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle on SE Powell Blvd near 29th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (November 1, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a motor vehicle accident on the Southeast side of Portland, according to local authorities. On October 31, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Southeast Powell Boulevard.
Reports from authorities show that a pedestrian was walking in the area of Southeast Powell Boulevard and 29th Avenue. For unknown reasons, the man was struck by a vehicle and left with severe injuries.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene and rendered aid to the victim before transporting him to a local hospital for care. After arriving, the man succumbed to his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 500 people lose their lives in vehicle collisions throughout the state of Oregon. Not every person killed in a collision is inside a vehicle at the time of their crash. More than 20 people who lose their lives in crashes are pedestrians walking along our roadways. Between 2018 and 2019, the state of Oregon saw a 22% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities. These accidents often take place unexpectedly, leaving families to endure the overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering they bring.
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 suddenly and unexpectedly, 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 obtain compensation to help cover the financial burdens they face.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Oregon pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal collisions. Our team strives to help families protect their legal rights moving forward. 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 pedestrian accident, 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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