Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle on SE Powell Blvd near SW Foster Rd

Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle on SE Powell Blvd near SW Foster Rd

Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle on SE Powell Blvd near SW Foster Rd

Portland, OR (January 26, 2023) – A pedestrian has died as a result of a fatal crash that took place in Portland on Tuesday evening. On January 24, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a traffic crash that took place on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

According to PPB, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of southeast Powell Boulevard and Southwest Foster Road at approximately 10:15 p.m.

The driver involved in the crash stayed at the scene after the accident and spoke to law enforcement.

The pedestrian was provided care at the scene of the accident by responding paramedics. The victim was ultimately pronounced dead as a result of their injuries.

At this time, the Portland Police Bureau is investigating the accident.

We offer our condolences to the family of the pedestrian who died in this crash.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon

Portland, OR – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle on SE Powell Blvd near SW Foster RdReports from 2021 show that more than 7,400 pedestrians died as a result of crashes that took place in the United States. Unfortunately, a significant amount of these accidents involve some form of negligence. We see countless pedestrians die and accidents as a result of drivers who are speeding, under the influence, or engaging in other careless actions that cause harm.

When a pedestrian loses their life as a result of a traffic crash, families are able to seek compensation for the damages that they face. In Oregon, compensation for wrongful death claims is awarded based on a modified comparative negligence law.

This law states that a person is able to recover compensation for the damages so long as the fault for the accident does not exceed 50%. This essentially means that if a pedestrian played a role in their own accident, the family still may have the ability to seek financial compensation for any of the resulting damages. In order to ensure your family is able to get the maximum amount of compensation possible, it is important that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Portland as soon as possible.

For decades, our skilled legal advocates at Kivel & Howard have fought to protect the legal rights of families who have been affected by fatal accidents. Following the loss of your loved one, our team will fight to ensure you are able to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible. Our team will build the strongest case on your behalf and fight for fair compensation to cover funeral arrangements, lost earning capacity, any resulting medical expenses, and more.

Not only will our team fight to ensure your family is able to secure the compensation that you need, but we will also work hard to make sure the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one is held accountable. It can depend on our team to fight fearlessly for your legal rights and best interests as you focus on your family looking forward. Contact our law firm today by reaching out to our team at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation to get started on your case.

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.

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