Portland, OR – Two Pedestrians Injured in Car Crash on SE 26th Ave near SE Stark StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (April 30, 2022) – Two pedestrians were left injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area on Friday, April 29.
According to reports from the Portland Police Bureau, a stolen box truck was spotted in a Southeast Portland neighborhood during the afternoon hours. As the police attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled through the intersection of Southeast 26th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.
The vehicle struck two pedestrians and crashed into three vehicles before coming to rest in the road. The driver of the box truck then fled the scene.
Both pedestrians were treated for injuries at the scene of the accident. One victim was transported to a local hospital with significant injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Between 2018 and 2019, the state of Oregon saw a 22% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities. Not only are pedestrians being killed at an alarming rate, but many more are being left with serious life-altering injuries. 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.
Quite often, pedestrians who are involved in accidents with motor vehicles are left with injuries that require immediate medical attention. After undergoing surgery, many victims have to spend days or even weeks in hospitals.
The mental, physical, and financial impacts of collisions are often unbearable for victims. Not only are victims forced to endure the consequences of these accidents, but their families often face mental and financial challenges as well. When victims are harmed in crashes due to the actions of others, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may have legal options to help them secure the compensation they need to move forward. By contacting a pedestrian accident attorney in Portland, you can learn about different legal options available to help you move forward.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers
The knowledgeable and seasoned Portland 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.
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.
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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.