Portland, OR – Pedestrian Injured in Car Crash on Highway 26Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 13, 2021) – One person was injured in a pedestrian accident in the Portland area on Monday, according to local news sources. On July 12, the Portland Police Department, firefighters, and EMS were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Highway 26.
Reports from the Hillsboro Police Department show that a 52-year-old man was walking on the shoulder on Highway 26 when he was struck by a box truck just after 5 a.m., in the area of Brookwood Parkway.
The man sustained moderate injuries in the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital where he underwent emergency medical care. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the man injured in this accident. We hope for his full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Portland, Oregon
In the Portland area alone, more than 8,000 people are injured in vehicle collisions each year. Between 2018 and 2019, the state of Oregon saw a 22% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities. Not only are people losing their lives in crashes at an alarming rate, but they are becoming injured more often as well. Many pedestrians involved in accidents are left with injuries that cause overwhelming pain and suffering. When victims incur traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord damage, and burn injuries, they are forced to undergo immediate and long-term treatment. In many instances, victims require hospitalization and have to take several weeks or even months off work to recover.
When drivers engage in reckless activities while operating their vehicles, they place the lives of others at risk. When victims are harmed in accidents as a result of the actions of other drivers, it is crucial that they reach out to a pedestrian accident attorney in Oregon as soon as possible. Victims may have legal options available to help them recover. Working with a legal team that is knowledgeable, responsive, and attentive can help to ensure you are able to get the justice and compensation you need and deserve after being injured in a pedestrian crash.
The knowledgeable and seasoned Oregon personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping injured parties get the justice they deserve after being harmed in pedestrian collisions. Our clients can depend on us to keep their best interests in mind as we fight on their behalf to ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for their injuries. We strive to provide excellence to each client as we provide individualized representation to them to ensure their specific legal needs are met. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and help to determine the best options available for you to move forward and get the justice you deserve. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another motorist’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 today to schedule a free case evaluation today.
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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.