Crash Kills One, Injures One

Date: April 1, 2010
Location: NE 185th & Riverside Parkway, Portland, Oregon
Names: Wallace Burkett, [Unknown]

Wallace Burkett, 71, died on April 1, 2010, around 11:30 AM, when his car and a dump truck crashed at NE 185th and Riverside Parkway, near Marine Drive in Portland, Oregon, according to The Oregonian.

Witnesses said the dump truck was turning north onto 185th when it collided with the vehicle. Burkett was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

A female passenger in Burkett’s car was injured and taken to a hospital. Her condition was not known.

The driver of the dump truck was not hurt. He is cooperating with the police investigation. Police do not believe speed or driving under the influence was a factor.

We send our thoughts to Burkett’s family, and we hope the others involved in this Portland car crash will heal soon from any injuries they might have suffered.

The loss of life in any situation is tragic and heart-rending. But that loss can be all the more difficult when it comes so suddenly. And for this family, and also for the dump truck driver, the questions are just beginning:

  • How do you pay for your medical bills?
  • What will the insurance pay for?
  • Do I need to hire an attorney?

Fortunately, you have qualified personal injury attorneys who can answer your questions. Contact our Portland injury lawyers. Visit our website. Read our book. Do your research. Get your car accident questions answered.