Salem, OR (June 27, 2022) – Authorities near Salem responded to the scene of a deadly pedestrian crash on Sunday, June 26th. The incident was reported around 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Lancaster Drive and Ibex Street Northeast.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with rescue officials were dispatched to the area. According to police, a pedestrian was walking near the roadway when they were struck by a vehicle that was operated by a 19-year-old male driver. The unidentified pedestrian suffered critical injuries and died at the crash scene. The driver remained at the scene and spoke with authorities. There are no further details on what caused the crash at this time and it is not clear if any charges are expected to be filed.
The crash is still under investigation at this time. No further information has been released.
We would like to extend our condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal Salem pedestrian crash.
Oregon Pedestrian Accidents
An Oregon pedestrian accident often leaves victims with devastating and sometimes fatal injuries. Each year, there are hundreds of reported pedestrian crashes across our state with about 85% of the accidents resulting in injuries. Unfortunately, the injuries that are typically sustained in pedestrian crashes are very serious in nature. These crashes take place very suddenly and unexpectedly and can cause tremendous pain and suffering.
Some common causes of pedestrian crashes in Oregon include drivers who fail to see pedestrians or who fail to yield the right-of-way. Many pedestrian accidents occur at night or in the early morning hours when visibility is at its lowest. Drivers who are not paying attention can easily fail to see pedestrians in the roadway, resulting in a crash. Drivers may also be distracted or impaired, causing their focus to be elsewhere in the moments leading up to the collision.
Here at Johnson & Taylor, we understand the severity of pedestrian accidents. When you or a loved one have been hit by a driver, you need the backing of a strong legal team to protect your rights. Our attorneys bring many years of experience handling some of the most difficult accident claims. We will draw on this experience as we seek the most favorable outcome in your case. We are not afraid to battle the insurance company or to take a case to trial whenever it is necessary to achieve the best result. When you are our client, you can rest assured that we are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to see that justice prevails in your case.
Our firm is here and ready to take your call at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. During the initial meeting, we will go over what you can expect and help to formulate a plan that will ultimately lead to a successful resolution of your case and with you receiving the compensation that you deserve. To schedule your appointment with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers in Salem, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (503) 990-6641.
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