This year has been a deadly year on Portland's roads. According to Oregonlive, as of May, 17 2018 people have died in traffic-related crashes in Portland alone. Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, so far 9 pedestrians have been killed in traffic-related incidents so far. Motorcyclists are also susceptible to injury or death due to the fact they have minimal protection in a crash. 4 Motorcyclists have been killed in traffic crashes so far. Three people that were in motorized vehicles have also died in traffic crashes so far. One cyclist has been killed by a vehicle this year.
These tragic deaths highlight the need for Portland's drivers to remain attentive. Drivers need to get off of the phone, stay alert, look for pedestrians and cyclists, and slow down. We all know we need to do this, but the consequences of a driver's "mistake" are tragic.
If you or someone you know was injured by another driver's negligence call Ross Law LLC. Portland Personal Injury Attorney Jeremiah Ross represents cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and drivers who have been injured in Oregon traffic crashes. Call Jeremiah Ross at 503.224.1658 for your free case evaluation.