Portland, OR – Skateboarder Loses Life in Crash on N Interstate Ave & N Mississippi AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 27, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Portland area on Saturday afternoon claimed one person’s life. Just after 2 p.m., on December 25, the police, firefighters, and paramedics were requested on-site at a crash on North Interstate Avenue.
Reports from the Portland Police show that a skateboarder was riding in the area of North Interstate Avenue and North Mississippi Avenue. For unknown reasons, they were struck by a vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene, leaving the victim laying on the roadway with severe injuries.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and attempted to render aid to the victim as the police and firefighters secured the area. Authorities confirmed that the victim passed away while at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
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 Auto Accidents in Oregon
Every year, motor vehicle accidents throughout our state leave tens of thousands of people with life-altering injuries. Although we want to believe that everyone is able to overcome their injuries, this is not always the case. Regrettably, there are many instances where people succumb to their injuries. In fact, around 500 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Oregon.
These accidents often leave bereaved families struggling to move forward. As they attempt to deal with the mental and emotional consequences of an unexpected loss, they are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with unanticipated financial repercussions. The impacts of fatal collisions are far-reaching and can have lasting consequences for surviving relatives.
When victims are killed unexpectedly as a result of the actions of others, it is crucial that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away suddenly and unexpectedly, families may have an array of legal options available to help them move, forward and get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping bereaved families after enduring the sudden loss of a loved one. Our team provides strategic and trusted effective representation to ensure those affected are in the best position possible to move forward.
When victims are fatally injured due to the reckless, negligent, and careless actions of others, we fight on behalf of bereaved relatives to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims.
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.