Man Hit By SUV in SE Portland Later Dies at OHSU
Date: October 4, 2013
Location: SE Division, Portland
Name: Joseph Randall Stone
Police report Joseph Randall Stone was crossing at the intersection of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 156th Avenue, on Friday, October 4, 2013 in the morning. As he was crossing in a marked crosswalk, he was stuck by an SUV driven by a 49-year-old man. The 49-year-old man’s name has not been released at this time.
Stone was taken from the scene to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. He passed away on later Saturday night from his injuries. The driver of the SUV was not injured in the collision.
Police report that neither the driver of the SUV or Stone were impaired at the time of the crash. No citations have been issued or arrests made. Stone’s family did release a statement about the dangers of that particular intersection, urging city officials to put up flashing lights over the crosswalk to prevent something like this from happening again. The accident is still under investigation at this time.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Joseph Randall Stone. Our thoughts are with your as you grieve for your loss.
Our hearts and sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of NAME during this challenging and tragic time.
In these cases the grief of losing a loved one is deepened by the knowledge that their death may have been due to someone else’s negligence. While it is a small consolation, it is possible to file a wrongful death claim under ORS 30.010-30.1000.
The Oregon statute outlines who is entitled to compensation. Spouses, children, and parents are the most common claimants, but under some circumstances, grandchildren, siblings, and grandparents may be able to bring a wrongful death claim as well. A Personal Representative, usually chosen by the family and approved by a judge, must bring the lawsuit for these beneficiaries.
It is important to note that the time limits for filing a wrongful death claims are very complicated and depend entirely on the circumstances. Your time limit (statute of limitations) may be as little as one year, so preserving evidence and seeking legal help in a timely manner can be extremely important to the case.
If you need to speak with a Portland wrongful death attorney, most offer free consultations. Many will also help you investigate the accident for free until you decide what to do about representation. Let them help you navigate this legal process, so that you can grieve without jeopardizing your rights.
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