Portland, OR – Woman Fatally Struck by Vehicle on SE Division St near SE 168th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 7, 2023) – A woman has died due to a fatal pedestrian crash that took place in Portland on Friday evening. On January 6, the Portland Police Bureau responded to the site of a traffic accident that occurred on Southeast Division Street.
According to law enforcement, an adult female was walking in the area of Southeast division Street and South East 168th Avenue at around 515 p.m. For reasons still to be determined, she was struck by a vehicle at the intersection.
The woman suffered severe injuries due to the crash. Paramedics responded to care for the victim. However, she was pronounced deceased from her injuries.
The Portland Police Bureau is actively investigating the accident.
Our sympathies are with the family of the woman who died in this fatal pedestrian crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Pedestrian crashes take the lives of thousands of people in the United States annually. There are many cases where innocent people and the passing away due to injuries they suffer from in car crashes caused by negligent drivers. Some of the most common factors that contribute to auto collisions in our state that take the lives of pedestrians include:
- Distracted driving: Drivers who are distracted by their cell phones or other passengers in the car are more likely to crash into pedestrians.
- Speeding: A driver going even a few miles over the speed limit is more likely to cause a fatal pedestrian accident.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol: Drugs and alcohol impair a driver’s ability to concentrate and react quickly to pedestrians nearby.
- Poorly lit streets: If pedestrians must walk on a road with no sidewalks and little lighting, they are at greater risk of being hit by a car.
Fatal pedestrian crashes can have an overwhelming impact on the lives of families. In many cases, surviving family members have to pay tens of thousands of dollars for funeral costs and various other expenses and losses. If your loved one died due to a fatal pedestrian crash, a wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help your family get justice. After a fatal accident, it is important that you seek the assistance of a skilled legal team so you can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
Understanding and protecting your legal rights can provide some much-needed comfort during an already difficult time. At Kivel & Howard, we are here for you every step of the way and will fight to ensure that your family is able to get justice. If you need more information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team has decades of experience fighting for families like yours, so contact us at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 today to schedule a consultation so our Portland wrongful death lawyers can help your family get justice.
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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.