Portland, OR – Woman Struck & Severely Injured by Vehicle on Barnes Rd near St Vincent Medical CenterOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 9, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Thursday evening in the Portland area left one person significantly injured. Just after 7:20 p.m., on July 7, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a crash on Barnes Road.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 72-year-old woman had just left St. Vincent’s Medical Center after visiting her husband in the hospital. As the woman attempted to cross Barnes Road, a vehicle ran a red light and crashed into her at full speed.
The woman suffered severe injuries as a result of the accident. She was rushed to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment.
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
Thousands of people are injured every single month as a result of motor vehicle accidents in the state of Oregon. Unfortunately, there are many cases where pedestrians are harmed in these preventable accidents. Some of the most common injuries reported in pedestrian accidents in our state include:
- severe spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis
- internal organ damage that can be life-threatening
- back injuries that limit the victim’s range of motion and their ability to lift and perform various tasks
- severely broken bones that can result in the complete loss of limbs
Unfortunately, we see many victims suffer significant injuries in accidents due to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in our state include:
- drivers who are impaired by drugs
- drivers who are under the influence of alcohol
- drivers who are speeding
- drivers who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- drivers who run red lights and pass stop signs at intersections
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident due to another driver’s negligence, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. It is crucial that you reach out to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Portland as soon as possible. Having a knowledgeable legal team by your side can make a significant difference when it comes to your chances of getting justice after being harmed.
Our Portland personal injury lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of drivers. Our lawyers are deeply committed to helping each of our clients secure the maximum amount of financial compensation available for their lawsuits. If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must reach out to our Oregon personal injury law firm as soon as possible to get started on your case. Our lawyers are available by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800. Call now to see how we can help you.
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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.