Portland, OR – Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on SE Powell Blvd near SE 29th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 29, 2022) – A pedestrian accident was reported in the Portland area that left one person injured. On October 27, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a crash that took place on Southeast Powell Boulevard.
According to reports, a male pedestrian was walking along Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast 29th Avenue at around nine p.m. For reasons unknown, a vehicle passed through the area and struck him. The vehicle fled the scene without stopping.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries in the crash. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he was admitted with life-threatening injuries.
The Portland police Bureau is investigating the accident at this time.
We hope the man injured in this accident recovers quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Auto accidents take place far too often in Oregon. Unfortunately, people who are involved in these life-changing accidents are often left with severe injuries. Regrettably, pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. We see many pedestrians left with spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, and severe compound fractures as a result of crashes. In many cases, pedestrian accidents are preventable. We see many innocent pedestrians hurt as a result of negligent drivers.
The most common driver cause of pedestrian accidents in Portland is failing to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks. Other common causes of pedestrian accidents include driving too fast, not looking when turning, running red lights, and passing stop signs at intersections. When recovering damages from a pedestrian accident, it is important to know your rights as a victim.
Following a pedestrian accident, you may be able to secure financial compensation to help cover your medical costs, lost earnings, and more. Pedestrian injuries can often be quite serious, with some requiring surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. Depending on the extent of the injury, recoverable damages can range from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian in Portland, it is important to contact a Portland pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible to seek aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation and get started on your case.
Our personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping injured parties seek the maximum amount of compensation possible. Following our crash, our team will investigate the crash and gather strong evidence on your behalf. We will build a strong claim to ensure you are able to prove your case and get the maximum amount of compensation for your damages. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started. Contact our personal injury law firm at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to see how we can help you.
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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.