Portland, OR – Rylie Carlberg Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 219 MM 16Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 23, 2022) – A 47-year-old man has died following a vehicle collision reported on Wednesday evening in Yamhill County. Just before 6 p.m., on September 21, the Oregon State Police troopers responded to a crash on Highway 219.
Reports provided by OSP show that 47-year-old Riley Carlberg was driving south on Highway 219 during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, his motorcycle collided with a van near mile marker 16.
Carlberg suffered fatal injuries due to the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by OSP. The driver of the van, 41-year-old José Valverde Ortiz, and his two passengers, 38-year-old Carlos Savedra and 34-year-old Abel Valverde Ortiz, were not injured in the crash.
The Oregon State Police is investigating the crash at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of Riley Carlberg at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Oregon
Hundreds of families are forced to deal with the unimaginable consequences of fatal crashes in Oregon each year. There are many reasons why a car can become involved in a fatal accident. Some of the most common causes of fatal car accidents include driving under the influence, speeding, and running red lights. In addition, accidents caused by distracted drivers and people who do not use proper safety equipment are also common.
Unfortunately, accidents involving motorcycles are often more likely to result in significant injuries. Motorcyclists do not have the protection they need during accidents to save their lives.
When drivers engage in actions that cause harm to others, innocent people are often forced to pay the price. Unfortunately, families are often forced to spend thousands of dollars to cover funeral and medical expenses. Many families often lose a source of income. When a family loses a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident in Oregon, they may be able to pursue legal action against the person who is responsible.
Following the loss of your loved one, it is important that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Portland right away. Filing a wrongful death claim can help your family seek compensation to cover the costs and damages you face.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping families across Portland protect their legal rights after enduring the loss of loved ones. Our team can help you pursue legal action against the responsible party. We will help you fight to get the compensation you need and deserve.
Our motorcycle crash lawyers at Kivel & Howard can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started on your case. Contact our team at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free consultation.
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