Salem, OR – Kelly Joseph Fields Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Cordon Rd NE near Auburn Rd NEOregon Legal News
Salem, OR (November 3, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported in Marion County claimed the life of one woman early Tuesday morning. Just after 12:45 a.m., on November 1, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on Cordon Road Northeast.
According to reports, 44-year-old Kelly Joseph Fields was struck by a vehicle just east of Salem while traveling on Cordon Road Northeast near Auburn Road Northeast.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries due to the crash. The victim was pronounced dead by responding officers.
The driver of the vehicle involved, a 22-year-old woman in a 2011 Toyota Camry, remained at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of Kelly Joseph Fields at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Oregon
Pedestrian crashes take the lives of innocent people across Oregon each year. Regrettably, many of these accidents are preventable. We continually see innocent people die as a result of drivers who engage in acts of negligence. In Oregon, some of the most common include drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians, drivers who are speeding, and drivers who run red lights or pass stop signs.
Each of these behaviors increases the risk of an auto collision occurring, and when they result in a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle, the consequences can be devastating. Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians put them in danger by not giving them the right of way. This is especially dangerous when pedestrians are crossing at intersections or within crosswalks.
Speeding is another major contributor to fatal pedestrian crashes in Oregon. When drivers are going too fast, they have less time to react if someone suddenly appears in front of them. This can lead to serious injuries or even death for pedestrians.
Running red lights or stop signs is also extremely dangerous for pedestrians. These traffic violations often occur when drivers are trying to save time, but they end up putting people’s lives at risk instead. If you see a driver behaving recklessly, it’s best to stay away from them and call 911 if necessary.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal accident, a wrongful death lawyer in Salem can help your family get justice. Following the loss of a loved one, you can file a wrongful death claim against the driver who caused the death.
A pedestrian accident lawyer from Kivel & Howard can help you navigate the legal system. Our team will remain by your side every step of the way and fight to ensure justice is served for your family. We will help you get full and timely compensation for funeral costs and more. Schedule a consultation by contact in our pedestrian accident lawyers today at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.
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