Portland, OR – Pedestrian Injured in Car Crash on SE Stark St near SE 168th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (April 23, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident reported on the southeast side of Portland during the evening hours on Friday, April 21, left one pedestrian injured.
At approximately 9:43 p.m., the Gresham Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Southeast Stark Street.
According to officials, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the roadway near the intersection of Southeast 168th Avenue. The incident prompted officials to shut down the roadway extensively as they worked to clear the scene and investigate.
The pedestrian suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash. The victim was briefly treated at the scene and rushed to an area hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition.
At this time, the Gresham Police Department is investigating the crash. No other injuries were reported. However, the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement.
We hope the injured pedestrian recovers quickly. Our thoughts are with him at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Pedestrian accidents are the cause of thousands of deaths annually in the United States. Here in Oregon, we see countless lives affected by these unimaginable accidents. In many cases, these crashes are a result of driver negligence. Leading factors in pedestrian crashes across our state include:
- Improper lane changes
- Reckless driving (e.g., weaving through traffic)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- Failing to use turn signals
- Distracted driving (e.g., using phones while driving)
- Running red lights/stop signs
- Failing to yield at crosswalks
- Turning into a pedestrian’s path
- Backing up without checking for pedestrians
Unfortunately, these and other negligent actions continue to be factors in countless preventable accidents across our state every year. Pedestrians are more likely to suffer severe injuries as a result of crashes. Common injuries that are reported in pedestrian accidents across our state include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Dislocated joints
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Psychological trauma
If you have been hurt as a result of a pedestrian accident, you should act quickly to ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected. Reaching out to a Portland pedestrian accident lawyer can help to ensure you are on the right path when it comes to pursuing legal action against the responsible party.
Kivel & Howard is committed to providing the best legal assistance possible against negligent parties and ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you are entitled to. Our experienced personal injury lawyers take great pride in their one-on-one approach when working with clients throughout this challenging process. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with an accident. For this reason, we do everything in our power to ensure each client we represent is fully and fairly compensated for the losses and damages they face. If you have suffered injuries due to a pedestrian accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver, contact our Oregon law office today at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation to get started on your case.