Woodburn, OR – Pedestrian Struck & Killed by Amtrak Train on Cleveland StOregon Legal News
Woodburn, OR (October 15, 2021) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Woodburn area on Thursday evening claimed the life of a Hispanic male, according to local news sources.
Just before 7:30 p.m., on October 14, calls for assistance came in surrounding a crash on Cleveland Street.
Reports from local authorities show that a male between the ages of 25 and 50 was traveling in the area just south of Cleveland Street when he was struck by an Amtrak train.
The man sustained severe injuries in the accident. Authorities arrived at the scene to render aid to the victim. However, he was declared deceased from his injuries.
At this time, the Woodburn Police are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time,
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Woodburn, Oregon
Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic due to the fact that these people are not protected from outside forces. 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 succumb to their injuries. In fact, around 500 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Oregon. More than 20 people who lose their lives in accidents are not traveling inside vehicles at all.
Regrettably, around 80% of pedestrian crashes 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 crashes with overwhelming consequences. Not only are grieving 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 while dealing with other financial consequences.
After losing a loved one in an accident, due to the negligence of another person, your family may have legal options available to help you move forward. By contacting a wrongful death attorney in Portland, your family may be able to obtain compensation to help cover the financial burdens you face.
Woodburn Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Oregon pedestrian accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal crashes. Our team strives to help bereaved 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 pedestrian accident, 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.