Gladstone fatal accident highlights pedestrian injury issues

An Oregon traffic accident near Gladstone took the life of a 60-year-old pedestrian over Thanksgiving weekend. Police issued no citations at the site of the accident on McLoughlin Boulevard, but are still investigating.

The Portland fatal pedestrian accident took place Friday evening. According to local media reports, Maria Isabel Cervantes-Gutierrez of Milwaukie, Oregon was attempting to cross State Route 99E Friday evening when she was struck by a van in the southbound lane. The driver remained on the scene and has reportedly been cooperating with police. Cervantes-Gutierrez was taken to a hospital in Portland where she later died of her injuries. Police closed the southbound portion of McLoughlin for about two hours as they worked to reconstruct the Portland pedestrian accident scene.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an Oregon pedestrian accident of this type it is important to contact a Portland pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible. Oregon pedestrian accidents can create civil as well as criminal liability. Consultation with a Portland traffic accident lawyer can help you sort out the issues involved.

In this instance, for example, the fact that the police did not issue a citation at the accident site does not, by itself, mean the driver cannot be sued for Oregon wrongful death. An experienced Oregon personal injury attorney can help you and your family sort through issues like these.

Sources:
Oregon City News: Woman dies crossing McLoughlin Boulevard

The Oregonian: Woman hit and killed while crossing McLoughlin Boulevard near Gladstone