Washington County, OR – One Killed in Truck Crash on OR-6Oregon Legal News
Washington County, OR (February 4, 2021) – An automobile accident reported in Washington County on Wednesday morning claimed one person’s life. Just after 8:45 a.m., on February 3, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a crash on Oregon State Highway 6.
Reports from authorities show that a pickup truck and a log truck collided on Oregon State Highway 6 just one mile west of Northwest Timber Road. The impact of the crash caused moderate damage to the pickup truck. Bystanders rushed to the scene and pulled the driver out of the pickup truck before the vehicles caught on fire.
The Forest Grove Fire Department responded to the scene to secure the area. Both vehicles were located on-site in flames. Firefighters quickly worked to extinguish the fire.
The driver of the pickup truck sustained fatal injuries in the accident. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Oregon
Every year, motor vehicle accidents throughout our state leave tens of thousands of people with life-altering injuries. Although we want to believe that everyone is able to overcome their injuries, this is not always the case. Regrettably, there are many instances where people succumbed to their injuries. In fact, around 500 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Oregon.
These accidents often leave bereaved families struggling to move forward. As they attempt to deal with the mental and emotional consequences of an unexpected loss, they are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with unanticipated financial repercussions. The impacts of fatal collisions are far-reaching and can have lasting consequences for surviving relatives. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring back those taken away from us due to these accidents, many families may have legal options available to help them secure compensation to help move forward. Working with a wrongful death attorney in Portland can help to ensure your legal rights are protected.
The Oregon car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping families protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in accidents. When victims are fatally injured due to the reckless, negligent, and careless actions of others, we fight on behalf of bereaved relatives to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims. We put together solid cases on behalf of families to ensure they are in the best position possible. 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.