Portland, OR – Update – Carrie Lynn Simons Loses Life in I-84 Crash near NE 122nd AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (November 17, 2021) – One woman has lost her life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area on Friday, November 12. At around 10:30 p.m., officials with the Portland Police Bureau were requested on-site at a crash on Interstate 84.
Reports from authorities show that Carrie Lynn Simons was driving her vehicle on Interstate 84 West when she became involved in a collision near Northeast 122nd Avenue.
Simons exited her vehicle after pulling over and was struck by two vehicles. Simons suffered severe injuries and was rushed to a local hospital. Authorities confirmed that Simons later passed away from her injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Carrie Lynn Simons. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 500 people lose their lives in vehicle collisions throughout the state of Oregon. In many cases, people are not traveling inside vehicles at all at the time of their accidents. Statistics in the state of Oregon show that a 22% increase in the number of pedestrians who lost their lives in traffic collisions occurred between 2018 and 2019. Nearly 20 people end up losing their lives in these accidents each year in the Portland area.
These accidents often take place unexpectedly, leaving families to endure the overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering they bring. Quite often, families have a challenging time moving forward. When victims lose their lives in accidents, their families are often left to bear unimaginable mental and emotional consequences. To make matters even worse, families are often forced to go without a reliable source of income while having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on end-of-life arrangements.
When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the legal guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Working with a reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Portland pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience working with families and helping them move forward after losing loved ones in motor vehicle accidents. Our team is committed to helping families protect their legal rights moving 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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