Springfield Pedestrian death spotlights dangerous intersection

A Springfield pedestrian death is drawing new attention to an especially dangerous stretch of road. The Springfield Oregon auto accident took place last week when 49 year old Harold Leroy Singleton was hit by a car while crossing Main Street according to the Associated Press and other media outlets.

The accident occurred last Saturday evening. The AP quoted police saying their initial investigations indicate Singleton was not paying attention when he stepped out into the street, initiating the Springfield fatal accident. Singleton was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in River Bend, where he died a short time later.

No charges have been filed against the 78-year old driver of the car that hit Singleton. The incident, however, highlights the especially dangerous reputation of Springfield’s Main Street. The AP reports that over the last 12 years at least eight pedestrians have been killed and 40 injured on Main Street in Springfield.

Oregon fatal accidents such as this one can often involve liability claims, making it essential to consult with a Springfield personal injury attorney if you have been involved in an Oregon traffic accident, whether fatal or not. An Oregon car accident lawyer can help determine whether you have a legitimate claim against the other party or parties in involved, and can be essential in defending you if you, in turn, are sued.

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