Portland, OR – Wilson River Highway Crash Takes One Life
Portland, OR (July 27, 2021) – A major motor vehicle accident reported in the Portland area on Monday morning ended in fatal injuries. At around 6 a.m., on July 26, emergency crews were notified that a crash took place on Wilson River Highway.
Reports from authorities indicate that a head-on collision occurred on the highway during the early morning hours. The incident left two vehicles with moderate damage.
One person involved in the crash suffered fatal injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A second victim was severely injured in the crash. The victim was transported via Life Flight to a local hospital for further care. 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.
Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Each year, traffic-related incidents claimed the lives of 11.6 people per 100,000 population in the state of Oregon. Each year, these collisions claim the lives of more than 500 people across our state. These accidents continue to happen at an alarming rate due to the negligent and reckless actions of others. In many instances, fatal car accidents are caused by drivers who are speeding, reckless driver behaviors, distracted, or impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Not only are bereaved families forced to endure the emotional challenges of losing a loved one, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars to tackle burial costs, cover funeral expenses, and move forward without an income they have grown to depend on. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of others, their families may have legal options available to help them hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. By seeking the assistance of a wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible, families are in the best position possible to protect their legal rights and get the justice they deserve. An aggressive legal team can review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to determine the most appropriate steps moving forward.
Our knowledgeable legal team at Kivel & Howard strives to protect the legal rights and best interests of our clients in Portland and across the state of Oregon after losing loved ones in accidents. Our knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Portland will investigate your loved one’s accident, gather evidence to show what took place during the collision, identify at-fault parties, and hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Our attorneys stop at nothing to ensure the best interests are our clients are protected as they focus on moving forward after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. If your loved one has lost their life in an auto accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, contact our Portland personal injury attorneys at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to see how we can help you get the justice you deserve.
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