Portland, OR – PPB Responds to Fatal Pedestrian Crash on N Interstate Ave near N Russell St

Portland, OR – PPB Responds to Fatal Pedestrian Crash on N Interstate Ave near N Russell St

Portland, OR – PPB Responds to Fatal Pedestrian Crash on N Interstate Ave near N Russell St

Portland, OR (October 27, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported on Wednesday morning in the Portland area claimed one man’s life. On October 26, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a crash on North Interstate Avenue.

According to local law enforcement, a male pedestrian was traveling through the area of North Interstate Avenue in North Russell Street just before five a.m. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident without stopping.

The pedestrian, identified only as an adult male, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by law enforcement.

Investigations into the crash are currently underway by the Portland Police Bureau.

We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the man who died in this pedestrian accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon

Portland, OR – PPB Responds to Fatal Pedestrian Crash on N Interstate Ave near N Russell StPedestrian accidents take place in the state of Oregon daily. In some instances, people end up passing away as a result of the injuries they suffered. There are many instances where innocent people die due to crashes that are caused by driver negligence. Leading causes of fatal pedestrian crashes that take place in Oregon include:

  • Speeding: Speed limit laws are designed to protect all road users, including pedestrians. But when drivers choose to ignore these laws and drive recklessly, they put everyone at risk.
  • Distracted driving: Drivers who are texting or otherwise not paying attention to the road are a danger to themselves and others. Drivers who are distracted while behind the wheel may not see pedestrians in time to avoid a crash.
  • Impairment: Impaired driving is yet another serious problem in Oregon. Driving while drunk or high can impact the driver’s ability to stop in time to avoid striking a pedestrian.
  • Failing to yield: It is important that drivers remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks and intersections. Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians are putting them in danger.

If your loved one has died as a result of a pedestrian accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, a wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help you pursue legal action against them.

Our pedestrian accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping families get justice. Our team is committed to helping each person we represent secure the maximum amount of compensation possible for their legal claims. Our team can help you get the money you need and deserve while holding the person who caused the death of your local into account. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our Portland personal injury lawyers at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.

Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident.  Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff.  If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove this post from our site upon request.

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.

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