Portland, OR – Pedestrian Struck by Train near SE Yamhill St & SE 2nd AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (March 21, 2021) – One person was left severely injured following a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area on Wednesday evening. On March 17, emergency crews were requested at the scene of a crash on SE Yamhill Street.
Reports from authorities show that an unidentified pedestrian was traveling near SE Yamhill Street and SE 2nd Avenue when they were struck by a train.
The pedestrian sustained severe injuries in the accident. The victim was rushed to Oregon Health & Science University for the treatment of injuries. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Data provided by the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that the number of traffic-related fatalities across the state of Oregon increased around 4% between 2018 and 2019. Not only are victims losing their lives in collisions at an alarming rate, but they are becoming injured more often as well. In the Portland area alone, more than 8,000 people are injured in vehicle collisions each year. These accidents often leave victims with injuries that cause overwhelming pain and suffering. In many instances, victims require hospitalization and have to take several weeks or even months off work to recover.
An overwhelming number of vehicle collisions in the state of Oregon are a result of driver error. When drivers engage in reckless and negligent actions while operating their vehicles, they place themselves and others sharing the road at an increased risk of being seriously injured or killed. When victims are harmed in accidents as a result of the actions of other drivers, it is crucial that they reach out to a car 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 harmed.
Our compassionate Oregon personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping accident victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in vehicle 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. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case evaluation today. 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.
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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.