Portland, OR – Pedestrian Loses Life in N Marine Dr CrashOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 1, 2021) – A pedestrian accident reported in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood on Wednesday evening claimed one person’s life. On September 29, the Portland Police Bureau responded to the scene of a crash on North Marine Drive.
Reports from authorities show that a pedestrian was traveling in the area of 2600 North Marine Drive, around 10:30 p.m. when they were struck by a vehicle. The incident prompted the closure of the roadway between North Portland Road and north Force Avenue as crews worked to clear the scene.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries in the accident. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to render aid to the victim. However, the pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene.
At this time, the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team is investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Each year, auto wrecks have a life-altering impact on victims and families across our state. Regrettably, no one is out of harm’s way when it comes to the possibility of being hurt. In fact, pedestrians who travel outside of vehicles are even at risk. Accidents involving pedestrians are often catastrophic due to the fact that these travelers are not protected from outside forces.
Although we like to believe we are taking measures toward protecting bicyclists, pedestrians, and others traveling along our roadways, we continue to see them harmed and killed at an alarming rate. Statistics in the state of Oregon indicate that a 22% increase in the number of pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic crashes occurred between 2018 and 2019. Nearly 20 victims end up losing their lives in these crashes each year in the Portland area.
Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away so unexpectedly, families may have various legal options available to help them move forward and get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one. When pedestrians lose their lives unexpectedly as a result of the actions of others, it is essential that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal crashes. Our law firm strives to help families protect their legal rights moving forward. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind as we build the strongest legal claim possible to present their case and fight to get them the justice they deserve. If your loved one has lost their life in a pedestrian accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Don’t wait. Call us today to see how we can help you. Our lawyers 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 get justice.
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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.