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Lebanon, OR - Pedestrian Killed in Saturday Crash on I-5

Lebanon, OR – Pedestrian Killed in Saturday Crash on I-5

Lebanon, OR (April 3, 2022) – The Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a deadly pedestrian accident on Saturday, April 2nd. The collision took place on Interstate 5 near Lebanon at approximately 2:00 a.m.

According to the OSP, the 25-year-old male pedestrian was walking near mile post 238 when he attempted to cross the road. As he crossed, he was hit by a BMC 645CI driven by a 50-year-old man from Klamath Falls. The pedestrian was then struck by several other vehicles after the initial collision. He was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the BMW remained at the scene and was not injured.

The road was closed for nearly four hours while officials investigated. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. No further details have been released.

We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this deadly pedestrian accident in Lebanon.

Oregon Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents in Oregon can be a devastating event for both victims and their family members. Hundreds of pedestrian accidents occur throughout our state each year. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, more than 85% of these collisions will result in injuries. Many of the injuries sustained will be serious in nature and will involve costly and long-term medical treatment. In the worst-case scenario, victims will lose their lives as a result of the crash.

Following a pedestrian crash, officials must conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident. While the causes will vary, the majority of pedestrian accidents occur in dimly-lit areas and during the evening or nighttime hours when visibility is typically low. These collisions can be caused by negligent drivers, including those that are breaking traffic laws or are inattentive to the roadway. Unfortunately, there is often little that can be done to mitigate or reduce the impacts of a pedestrian crash.

Lebanon Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Here at Johnson & Taylor, we understand just how serious a pedestrian accident can be. These crashes can turn your life upside down in a matter of seconds. Whether you were personally involved in the crash or your family has been affected, it is important to understand your legal rights in the aftermath of the accident. Under Oregon law, if the other driver was at least partially at fault for the accident, you could be entitled to a recovery. To determine your rights, it is advisable to speak with a skilled and experienced Lebanon pedestrian accident lawyer at the earliest possible opportunity.

Our firm can help you through this difficult time. From our office in Salem, we proudly represent crash victims and their families along the I-5 corridor. We will fight to ensure that your rights are protected as you go forward during this process. To schedule your free consultation with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers in Lebanon, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (503) 990-6641.

Note:  Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include local and state police incident reports, news media outlets, social media posts, and at times, eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Salem, Oregon. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you locate something incorrect in our post, please contact Johnson & Taylor right away so that we can correct the post with the updated information. We will take this post down if requested.

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