Salem, OR – Motorcyclist Frederick Lee McKinney Killed in Crash with Van on Browning Ave near Liberty RdOregon Legal News
Salem, OR (September 25, 2022) – A motorcyclist has died as a result of a traffic incident in Salem on Friday, September 23.
The Salem Police Department and firefighters responded to the scene of a crash on Friday afternoon that took place on Browning Avenue.
Reports from SPD show that a 35-year-old man was riding a motorcycle through the intersection of Browning Avenue and Liberty Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided with a service delivery van as the van attempted to turn at the intersection.
The motorcyclist, Frederick Lee McKinney, suffered serious injuries in the crash. He was rushed to a local medical facility, where he passed away.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Frederick Lee McKinney at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon
Motorcycle crashes take the lives of thousands of people across the country each year. We see many innocent people die as a result of these accidents right here in Oregon. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, motorcycles are more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than any other type of vehicle. This is likely due to their small size and relatively low speed compared to cars and trucks.
The majority of these crashes occur due to reckless driving by drivers of cars. In many cases, motorcycles are simply not given the same level of respect as other vehicles on the road. This can be due to a variety of reasons, but one common factor is that motorcycles often travel at significantly slower speeds than cars.
Motorcyclists also face additional dangers when traveling on the roads. For example, they are more likely than drivers of other vehicles to be in blind spots due to their position behind a vehicle or object. This means that they may not be able to see approaching traffic until it is too late.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a motorcycle crash in Oregon, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. A wrongful death lawyer in Salem can help you better understand your rights and options moving forward.
Our Salem motorcycle accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard can help your family get justice. Our team will help you pursue legal action against the person who caused you pain and suffering. We will aggressively fight to ensure your family is able to get the money you need for funeral costs, medical expenses, lost earning capacity, and more. Our lawyers will fight side-by-side to ensure you are able to get justice and hold the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one to account.
Schedule a consultation at arm Oregon law firm today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started on your case.
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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.