Troutdale, OR – Fatal Crash Reported on I-84 near MM 41Oregon Legal News
Troutdale, OR (December 28, 2022) – Emergency officials across Multnomah County responded to the scene of a traffic accident that claimed one person’s life. On December 27, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene of a traffic accident on Interstate 84.
According to law enforcement, a series of collisions took place on the interstate during the afternoon hours.
At around 230 p.m., authorities were notified that a tree fell on two moving vehicles on the eastbound side of Interstate 84 due to high winds and a heavy rain storm that was passing through the area.
Authorities responded to the scene of the accident and closed off the roadway near mile marker 41.
One person was fatally injured in the accident.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Oregon
Fatal crashes are the cause of hundreds of deaths in Oregon every year. Regrettably, many of these accidents are completely preventable. Drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions continue to take the lives of innocent people every single day. We see countless accidents caused by drivers who are speeding, intoxicated, or failing to yield to others.
Unfortunately, there are many accidents caused by inclement weather conditions. Wet weather conditions can make roads more slippery in increase the risk of driver skating and losing control of their vehicles.
In addition, heavy rain conditions can cause reduced visibility, which can make it more difficult for drivers to see other vehicles and obstacles on the road. Strong wind conditions can also cause trees and other debris to fall into the roadway, which can block traffic or even cause vehicles to overturn. Having objects fall into the roadway while visibility is reduced just increases the chances of severe accidents taking place.
Finally, winter weather conditions can make driving extremely hazardous, particularly if the road is covered with snow or ice. Drivers often find difficulty in navigating these road conditions, as they are at an increased risk of losing control and striking other vehicles and objects nearby. They also run the risk of having other drivers sharing the road lose control and strike their vehicles.
All of these weather conditions can create extremely dangerous driving conditions that are often too much for even the most experienced drivers to handle. Unfortunately, auto accidents that are right weather-related take place frequently. It is crucial that you seek the help of a wrongful death lawyer in Troutdale if your loved one has died as a result of a fatal collision.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of another driver, we are here to help. A free consultation with one of our knowledgeable and dedicated Troutdale personal injury lawyers can provide your family with valuable insight into your case and help you get the justice you deserve. With an extensive history of success in helping those in need, Kivel & Howard stands ready to assist you every step of the way. Pick up your phone today and call (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 for a free consultation now.
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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.