Portland, OR – Two Killed in Auto Wreck on S Dryland RdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (October 25, 2022) – A crash reported in Clackamas County claimed the life of an adult and child on Sunday evening. On October 23, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a crash on South Dryland Road.
According to local law enforcement, at around 5 p.m., a collision involving a pickup truck took place on South dryland Road. The track went off the side of the roadway and down an embankment. The impact of the cross caused the pickup truck to catch on fire, with three people trapped inside.
An adult and child inside the pickup truck suffered fatal injuries. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. 1/3 victim was transported to a local hospital for medical care.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with those harmed in this crash.
We offer our condolences to the family of the two victims who died in this accident at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Each year, collisions occur in Oregon that result in devastating injuries. We see countless people harmed as a result of motorists who are negligent while behind the wheel.
Speeding is a major factor in many auto wrecks here in Oregon. Drivers who are traveling too fast for road conditions can lose control of their vehicles and strike others. Unfortunately, we see many speeding car crashes take place on curved roadways, busy intersections, and in congested traffic areas.
Impaired driving is another major cause of traffic collisions in Oregon. Alcohol and drugs can both impair a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are more likely to make mistakes that could lead to an accident.
Distracted driving is also a common contributing factor to vehicle collisions in Oregon. Drivers who are distracted by their cell phones, GPS devices, or other electronic devices are more likely to make mistakes while driving. This can lead to serious accidents and injuries.
Unfortunately, there are many cases where victims end up passing away as a result of their injuries. After losing a loved one, you can file a wrongful death case against the driver who is at fault. In the state of Oregon, a personal injury lawsuit can enable you to secure financial compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you face. Economic damages are those that have a specific monetary value, such as medical bills, lost wages, and funeral expenses. Non-economic damages can be difficult to put a dollar value on, but may include things like lost earning capacity, loss of companionship, and emotional distress. Working with a car accident lawyer in Portland can help to ensure you have the best chances of getting justice.
Our Portland wrongful death lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping families seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for their legal claims. We will demand that you are paid full and timely compensation for your costs and losses. Schedule a consultation by contacting our Oregon law firm at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.
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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.