Union County, OR – Brian Burton Killed in Truck Accident on I-84 near MM 259Oregon Legal News
Union County, OR (March 14, 2022) – One man has lost his life following an auto accident in Union County. At around 9 a.m., on March 9, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a truck crash on Interstate 84.
Reports from authorities show that 59-year-old Brian Burton was driving a silver Mercedes GLS east on Interstate 84 during the morning hours. At the same time, a blue semi-truck came around the curve and was not able to stop. The truck crashed into the left side of the Mercedes near mile marker 259.
Burton sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
No other injuries were reported in the accident.
The police closed off the roadway for more than five hours as they worked to clear the scene and investigate.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Brian Burton. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Oregon
Each year, more than 500 people lose their lives in vehicle collisions throughout the state of Oregon. These accidents often take place unexpectedly, leaving families to endure the overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering they bring.
Quite often, families have a challenging time moving forward. Accepting the loss of a loved one is difficult under any circumstance. Knowing your loved one lost their life due to the negligence of another person just makes it even more difficult.
Regrettably, around 80% of vehicle collisions are a result of driver action. When drivers are distracted, impaired, or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they are likely to cause accidents with overwhelming consequences.
Not only are bereaved families forced to endure the emotional challenges of losing a loved one, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, tackle burial costs, and move forward without an income they have grown to depend on.
When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the legal guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Union County as soon as possible. Working with a reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering.
Union Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Union County car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal collisions.
Our team strives to help families protect their legal rights moving forward. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind as we put together the strongest legal claim possible to present their case and fight to get them the justice they deserve.
If your loved one has lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our team can be reached at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. Don’t wait. Call us today 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.