Portland, OR – Pedestrian Killed in Car Crash on SE Division StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (March 4, 2022) – An auto accident reported in the Mt Tabor neighborhood on March 3 claimed one man’s life. At around 12:30 a.m., on Thursday, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Southeast Division Street.
Reports from authorities show that a male pedestrian was walking near the 6500 block of Southeast Division Street during the morning hours. For unknown reasons, a vehicle passing through the area struck the pedestrian.
The man suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. However, police later identified the driver as 23-year-old Doria Chhit. Chhit was taken into custody for failure to perform the duties of a driver to an injured person.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Between 2018 and 2019, the state of Oregon saw a 22% increase in the number of pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic collisions. Portland alone loses roughly 20 people annually as a result of pedestrian crashes. Although we like to think that the implementation of safety measures throughout our state is helping, we continue to see families devastated by these and other tragic collisions.
Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic due to the fact that these people are not protected from outside forces. Although we like to believe we are taking measures toward protecting pedestrians, we continue to see them harmed and killed at an alarming rate.
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 Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping bereaved families recover after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team provides competent and trusted legal representation to ensure those harmed are in the best position possible to move forward.
Our team works diligently to investigate each accident, put together solid cases on behalf of our clients, and fight to ensure justice is served. Our law firm 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 collision, 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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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.