Portland, OR – Woman Severely Hurt in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash on SE Powell Blvd near SE 64th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (November 11, 2022) – A female pedestrian was left with critical injuries as a result of the crash that took place in Southeast Portland on Wednesday evening. Calls for help were received by the Portland police Bureau at around 10 p.m. on November 9.
Investigations surrounding the crash indicate that a female pedestrian, aged 33, was walking near the intersection of Southeast Powell Boulevard in South East 64th Avenue during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, a driver in an unknown vehicle passed through the area and ran the woman over. The woman suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident without stopping. The female pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital, where she was admitted in critical condition. At this time, the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team and Forensic Evidence Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.
We hope the injured woman is able to recover quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Although all of Powell Boulevard is considered to be a high crash area, over the past five weeks, this is the third major pedestrian and cycling crash that occurred in the area. Each year, pedestrian accidents leave countless people injured in the state of Oregon. We see many people left with severe and life-threatening injuries as a result of these crashes.
Pedestrians are far more vulnerable during accidents when compared to other victims. The fact that pedestrians do not have any protection during accidents means that they are likely to suffer trauma to the head, severe compound fractures, and even internal organ injuries.
In Oregon, financial compensation is awarded to victims based on the modified comparative negligence law. This states that people harmed in crashes are required to share the blame for car crashes if they are more than 50% at fault. If you are less than 50% at fault for a car crash, you may recover damages from the other driver.
For this reason, it is important that you are able to prove that the driver because your harm and demand that they provide you with compensation to alleviate the damages you face. Having a Portland pedestrian accident lawyer by your side can help to ensure you are able to get justice and recover the compensation that you are rightfully entitled to.
Our Portland personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping innocent people protect their legal rights after accidents. Our team can help you prove your case and demand timely and full compensation on your behalf. Contact our personal injury lawyers today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started on your case.
Note: We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard. Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident. Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff. If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post from our site upon request.
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.