Despite Decrease in Traffic, Pedestrian Deaths Increase in Portland-Portland Injury Attorney
Despite the decrease in traffic, pedestrian deaths were up in 2020 in Portland.
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According to statistics from the Department of Transportation, there were 16 pedestrian deaths in Portland despite the COVID shutdown which lasted most of the year and which saw a 45% reduction in overall crashes.
Being a pedestrian has never been so dangerous. Just last week 68 year old Penny Griffith was hit and killed in the Centennial neighborhood by an SUV after a pedestrian accident. Drivers simply do not pay attention to pedestrian traffic no matter the time of day, the presence of a cross walk, or visible lights and signs at a pedestrian crossing. An experienced Portland injury attorney can help you if you have been injured as a pedestrian.
Additional stats show that despite the pandemic closures of 2020 (and a significant reduction in traffic), there were still nearly 3000 multi vehicle accidents at intersections.